Sports Agenda: National League Solidarity Payment Doubled

The National League has seen a significant increase in its solidarity payment from the Premier League, more than doubling the figure from £3m to over £6m. This boost comes as top-flight academy teams prepare to face National League sides in a new competition.

Fans in the USA have taken the lead in purchasing Euro 2024 tickets on secondary markets, surpassing even the host nation, Germany. Gareth Southgate has called upon the full England squad, including Champions League winner Jude Bellingham, for their upcoming matches.

Actor and writer Stephen Fry has criticized the MCC for its privilege, stating that the institution ‘stinks’ of classism. Chelsea faced some mockery for a graphic mix-up involving Enzo Maresca, while EFL clubs have been instructed to ensure that disabled away fans can sit with their fellow supporters.

Newcastle fans recently enjoyed a 3-D show at the Quayside, celebrating the city, supporters, and the club’s history. The event, sponsored by Sela, included special jerseys with haptic technology for fans with hearing impairments, creating an immersive experience for all attendees.