Season ticket prices in the Premier League: The Most Expensive Tickets in Town
September 08, 2015
For what seems like years now, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the cost of tickets in the EPL. This came to a head recently, with even newly promoted teams raising prices and showing a lack of loyalty to fans that had remained true during less prosperous times. Some sides have acted as a result, with financially sound and well-established clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea having frozen season ticket prices in time for the 2015/2016 instalment of the Premier League.
The 3 Most Expensive Tickets in the EPL
What exactly are the most expensive tickets in town when it comes to EPL, however? Consider the following: –
Arsenal lead the way when it comes to season ticket prices, charged a high end levy of nearly £2,000 on its most expensive option. The club also has the most inflated ‘cheapest option’, charging £985 for fans in less coveted areas of the stadium. Although the club may cite regional demands and factors such as the cost of living as being central to their decision, this seems harsh on fans that are also being squeezed by inflation, interest rates and a national wage freeze.
As if to underline the impact of region pricing and the cost of living, fellow North London club Tottenham Hotspur boast the next most expensive season ticket. Charging £1,845 for a high-end season pass, the club has continued to hike prices despite flattering to deceive on the field of play. One saving grace is provided by the fact that the club at least offers a significantly cheaper season ticket option, charging just £730 for low-end seats dotted around the ground. This is at least a small comfort for fans with less disposable income.
Traditionally the team that charged the highest season ticket price in the EPL, Chelsea have reacted to rising profits by sharing this good fortune with fans. So while watching Chelsea over the course of the season is still relatively costly in comparison with other pursuits, a high-end season ticket is now available for a competitive £1,250 while a lower-end option can be sourced for just £595. There is another advantage in that Chelsea are at least confirmed as the English champions, so that Blues should offer value for money in terms of the fans investment.