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The cost of enjoying the national game has risen at nearly twice the rate of inflation since 2011, a landmark BBC survey revealed yesterday.
The Price of Football study found that the average cost of the cheapest match-day ticket across the top four divisions is £21.49 — up 13 per cent since the first BBC study in 2011 during which time the cost of living has gone up 6.8 per cent.
The cheapest match-day ticket in the Premier League has gone up 15.8 per cent, while League One saw a massive 31.7 per cent rise and League Two 19 per cent. The Championship kept the average down by dropping 3.2 per cent.
Arsenal held their title for flogging the most expensive tickets, though they actually dropped their prices from £126 last year to £97 for this season.
The Gunners also scooped the prize for most expensive season ticket, with the swankiest seats going for £2,013 — a grand more than the club’s still-exorbitant cheapest.
The average Premier League season ticket costs £508 compared to £138 in the Bundesliga — Bayern Munich fans can pay as little as £109.65, and in Spain Barcelona fans can get a season ticket for just £103.38.
Chelsea have the highest-priced cheapest match-day ticket of all the Premier League clubs — prices at Stamford Bridge begin at £50.
Derby and Sheffield Wednesday both boast £10 match-day tickets — the cheapest in English football and only matched by Southport in the Conference.
The study also shows the average price of the cheapest match-day ticket in Scotland’s football’s top flight has increased by almost 8 per cent since 2011 — from £18.92 to £20.42.
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