Price Of A Premier League Match Day Ticket: How Much Do Fans Splash Out To Watch Manchester United, Liverpool And Chelsea?
As Sky Sports and BT Sports constantly remind us, the Premier League is the most enthralling, compelling, and captivating league on the planet where the drama is unparalleled, goals are in abundance, and the tension nerve-shredding.
But, are the fans who venture into the stadiums getting their money's worth?
Over at goal.com they have priced up the cost of buying a match day ticket for each of the 20 Premier League teams; from the most expensive ‘Category A’ ticket, to the cheapest available for purchase.
Most Expensive Tickets
If you want one of the best seats at the Emirates you have to shell out a whopping £97 to see Arsenal play on home soil, more than at any other stadium in the Premier League. Hot on Arsenal’s heels are their North London neighbours Tottenham who charge £95 for the most expensive single-ticket at Wembley.
Fellow capital clubs Chelsea, West Ham, and Fulham charge £87, £80, and £75 respectively - the Cottagers are rock-bottom of the table, so if you’d paid top dollar at each of their five home league games this season you would have splashed out £375 per win.
Liverpool’s priciest home ticket is £59, a quid more than title rivals Man City, while watching Man Utd is five quid cheaper than their cross-town rivals. City supporters have so far been treated to seven wins out of seven at the Etihad, blasting home an eye-popping 27 goals in the process, nearly twice as many as Liverpool, so that's money well spent!
The cheapest ‘most expensive’ ticket is at Huddersfield, with a top ticket costing only £30, a bargain compared to other stadiums in the division.
Sorry Southampton (£52) and Crystal Palace (£53) fans are yet to even seen a home win this season. On the basis that the most expensive Saints seat is £52, if you’d paid that every game since late last November (2017), then the price of a win is a staggering £884 - and £63 for each Saints goal - given that the club have recorded only the one win from 17 wins during that time.
Least Expensive Tickets
Perhaps surprisingly, the cheapest ticket can be found at Anfield at a measly £9, an astonishing bargain for a Reds fan considering the rip-roaring footy on show, along with the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t lost a league game on their own patch since April 2017, a remarkable run of 27 games. It is, however, worth noting that this specific £9 ticket is like gold dust, impossible to get your mitts on, and is only available to fans that live locally.
In contrast, Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton charge a league-high £38 for the cheapest available ticket - the highest in Europe’s top-five leagues - while Watford’s lower category ticket is £36.
Of the top-six clubs, it’s Arsenal who offer the cheapest ticket at £27, a full £70 slimmer than their most expensive seat. Chelsea, Man City and Spurs are all £30, with Man Utd a quid more.
Meanwhile, Wolves offer just £22, West Ham and Cardiff £25, and Leicester £26.