A study conducted by the BBC on the “Price of Football” has found that whilst the majority of matchday tickets have been reduced or frozen, young adults still feel priced out of football.
The study found that although the majority of clubs, over all four divisions, offer young adults lower ticket prices, 55% still thought that prices were too high with only 26% attending a match in the last month.
“I think football is so important, I think there’s two different things, I think a lot of young people talk about that sense of being part of a team as well as getting regular exercise but feeling that they’re still supported and achieving within a team.
“A lot of young people would tell me how important that is for their emotional health a well as the physical health benefits.
“I think in terms of watching a game as well, I think there’s a real sense of identity within supporting a football team and going to a game and having that sense of belonging and excitement.”
Of the top six clubs in the Premier League, Manchester United offer the best price breakdown, this included discounted priced to under 16’s, 16-18’s and 18-20’s. City, however, offered last season’s fourth cheapest season ticket, priced at £299. But the view is that this is still not enough as can be seen in the poll below:
— Daniel George (@DanGeorge1_) November 16, 2017
Of all the local clubs in the Manchester area, as would be expected, the Premier League clubs top the price list. But in comparison to the lower league club’s, considering the disparity in actual football quality the gap in cost is much closer than you might expect:
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