The football season’s not over yet, but London fans best start saving for next. Data analysis by Urbs of information gathered by the BBC from 207 clubs show that fans of London teams in the Premier League will again be paying over the odds compared to the rest of the country.
Urbs compared the prices of season and match day tickets at the 6 London clubs with the 14 others in the Premier League. The average price in London for the cheapest season ticket is 56% higher than the average outside the capital. For the most expensive season ticket its 88% higher.
There’s a similar story for match day tickets. At London Premier League grounds the prices are 10% more expensive on average for cheaper seats and 53% higher for the top price ones.
Looking at the details, club by club Arsenal top the table for season ticket prices. The most expensive at the Emirates is £2,013. It’s a shade cheaper at their north London rivals, Tottenham. West Ham’s most pricey season ticket is less than half that at £940. The cheapest season ticket in London is at Crystal Palace. At £420 it is less than the average price for the 14 teams outside London.
The highest match day entry is also at the Emirates at £97 for the best seat. The best in the ground is cheaper at Stamford Bridge but the lowest on the day deal if you want to see Chelsea is still £50. The lowest match day price is at West Ham with £20 for the cheapest but £75 for the most expensive. That compares to the out of London average prices of £28 and £49.
There is one small piece of good news for fans in London. The tea is cheaper by an average of 4p a cup. But as our “pie” chart below shows, there are few bargains to be had when it comes to getting something to eat.