UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Fans paying over the odds at Premiership football matches – Foster

Press Release   •   Dec 07, 2009 11:08 GMT

The cost of going to a Premiership football match varies wildly between clubs, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

Football clubs are charging as much as £92 for match day tickets, while the cheapest ticket in the premiership is only £7.  The price of lager varies from £2.70 to as much as £3.80 for a pint, well above the national average of £2.50.  The cost of football shirts can vary by more than £10.

A table containing a full breakdown by Premiership club is attached.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Don Foster said:

“These figures show that Premier League clubs are a long way from ending their love affair with money.

“Not only do fans have to pay sky high prices for tickets, but if they want to enjoy a pint of lager they can end up paying way over the odds. Add this to the high price for team merchandise, and the bill begins to look very steep.

“Clubs must not continue to take advantage of the goodwill of their dedicated followers, particularly in this time of economic recession.”