Premier League fans plan protests to reduce prices in world's most expensive league

Average price per ticket is £53.76, twice the cost of the Bundesliga

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Supporters of Premier League clubs are to stage a series of protests at the money it costs to buy tickets for matches.

The top flight was revealed to be the most expensive league in the world to watch live, with the average price working out to £53.76 - twice the cost of the German Bundesliga, which has an average cost of £23.02.

A study by GoEuro and Onefootball ranked the top 25 leagues in the world on ticket prices and value for money - Spain was second at £50.83 and Italy third at £50.10. It was then a big drop to Switzerland at £34.25.

Furthermore, only the US costs more, on average, to travel to an away game; by a meagre £1.50.

A string of protests this weekend will aim to highlight the cost and call for clubs to cap away tickets at £20.

"Over the past 25 years money has flowed into football enriching players, owners, executives and agents," a Football Supporters’ Federation spokesman told the Daily Mirror.

"We think it’s about time fans saw some of the benefits too, through reduced ticket prices.

"That’s why fans across the country will be protesting under the banner 'Twenty’s Plenty' this weekend – calling for a cap of £20 on away ticketsin a national weekend of action."

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