£14: Average cost of a football league ticket last season

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THE average price of entry to a Football League match last season was £14.08 per supporter, new figures have revealed.

It is the first time the Football League has revealed average prices at matches across the country.

In the Championship, the average admission price was £15.65, while in League 1 and League 2 it was £11.72 and was £11.58, respectively.

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Clubs generated a combined gate revenue of more than £213m last season and sold more than 15 million tickets.

The figures include admission costs paid by season ticket holders, supporters in corporate hospitality areas and away fans. It also includes those paying adult and concessionary prices.

Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “These figures show that, on the whole, Football League clubs continue to offer value for money to their supporters.

“Ticket pricing will always be an emotive subject and any debate about whether fans are getting a good deal clearly has to take account of what fans are paying across the board rather than purely focusing on selected prices that they could be asked to pay in certain circumstances.

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“Clubs offer a wide variety of ticket prices with the best value being offered to those home fans that commit to purchasing a season ticket or benefitting from a ticket promotion. As a result, season ticket holders now make up a greater proportion of crowds and account for 10 million of the 16 million plus admissions to Football League matches every season.

“The inevitable consequence of offering such good value to these fans at one end of the spectrum is that those fans at the other end, such as those paying on the day for a single match, will be asked to pay more.”

At Leeds United in the current season, the lowest advance adult ticket is £21, with season ticket holders paying £19 upwards per game.