Cheap season tickets at the Etihad, United with the most expensive cuppa and pricey pies at Palace
The BBC Price of Football report has been published and it makes for some interesting results.
The good news for football supporters is that both the cheapest tickets and most expensive season tickets for all clubs in the top four divisions in England have decreased in price. The cheapest ticket has seen a drop of two per cent, while the most expensive season tickets also dropped by just under two per cent.
Not surprisingly the most expensive ticket in English football is at the Emirates, where a category A adult matchday ticket can cost up to £126. Of course watching on and seeing Mesut Ozil will help cushion the blow.
The BBC report states that Gunners also have the most expensive season ticket at £1,955, but some may be surprised to find that Manchester City have the cheapest season ticket in the Premier League. Watching Manuel Pellegrini and his team of stars can set you back as little as £299 if you get the right ticket.
Pies are of course a staple diet of football games, but you should eat well before you get to Crystal Palace or Kidderminster – if they are your teams of choice – as they have the most costly pies in England, £4 a pop to keep the hunger pains at bay. Just be thankful you are in the salubrious surroundings of Selhurst Park and the Aggborough Stadium.
For those partial to a cup of tea during a game, Old Trafford will leave you lighter in the pocket than any other club, charging £2.50 for a brew. Incidentally, Man City charged the same price last year, but dropped it to £1.80 this time round. A great bunch of lads.
The average Premier League attendance in 2012-13 was 35,975 - up from 34,646 the season before, while there were record season-ticket sales of 476,776.