Ticket prices: How do Premier League prices compare to those in Europe?

Mark Critchley
Thursday 15 October 2015 18:03 BST
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BBC Sport released its annual ‘Price of Football’ study yesterday, revealing how much it costs supporters up and down the country to watch their favourite team.

According to the study, overall, the cost of watching football has remained the same in the 2015/16 season. Compared to last year, 52 per cent of tickets are the same price, while 18 per cent have been reduced.

Does that sound like value for money? Maybe, maybe not.

We've already taken the data and ranked the ticket prices of each Premier League team, but contrast these with the price of watching football on the continent and suddenly, it becomes quite a depressing picture.

Click on the graphic below to see the comparison...


As you can tell, the cheapest prices for a match day ticket at the Premier League’s ‘top five’ clubs are somewhat more expensive than those charged by European football’s biggest names.

While an afternoon at Stamford Bridge will set you back at least £52, you could spend ninety minutes watching the mighty Real Madrid for just over half that price.

Barcelona, the champions of Europe, offer a ticket at an even lower price of £17.16. The continent's other super club, Bayern Munich, charge just £11.19 to some fans on a standard match day.

When it comes to season tickets, the picture is no rosier for British supporters.

To watch a football for a whole year, in any of England and Scotland's top four divisions, you will have to pay at least £120.

That minimum price is offered by Annan Athletic, the current leaders of Scottish League Two.

How much more expensive is the cheapest season ticket at Nou Camp? Trick question. It isn't.

Incredibly, you can watch 19 La Liga Barcelona matches for just £73.88, which works out at around £3.80 a time.

While there are no gurantees that you'll have the best seat in the house and with due respect to Annan, most would prefer a season watching Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez over one at Galabank.

Especially at that price.

Graphic created by www.statista.com

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