The price of watching football in England’s top four divisions has risen by more than five times the rate of inflation over the last 12 months.
A survey examining 166 clubs in 10 divisions across British football released today revealed that the average cost of the cheapest adult ticket in the Football League and Premier League has risen by 11.7 per cent.
Arsenal have the most expensive season tickets in England, priced at £1,955 – although that includes seven cup games – while the Gunners also have the highest matchday ticket price of £126.
In Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town’s least expensive season tickets compare favourably with their League One rivals with only six clubs offering a cheaper option. The price of £270 for an entire campaign is bettered only by Bury, Coventry, Hartlepool, Leyton Orient, Tranmere and Walsall.
The matchday walk-up price of £21 for an adult to watch a League game at the Greenhous Meadow is the joint third highest in their division for cheapest tickets, although those prices only apply for tickets brought on the day of a game and there are other offers at the Greenhous Meadow.
There is a £2 discount for any individual match ticket brought in advance while an adult and child can sit in the family stand for £20.
In the Blue Square Bet Premier, AFC Telford United’s cheapest season ticket cost of £266 is the joint-eighth most expensive in the Blue Square Bet Premier League.
The club’s most expensive season ticket, which costs £300, compares more favourably though with 15 clubs in the league charging more than the Bucks.
In terms of matchday tickets, the cheapest adult ticket at £14 matches that of seven other clubs in the league while 10 charge more.
And the most expensive adult matchday ticket, at £15, is cheaper than 15 of their league counterparts while five have matched it.
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