Man City season ticket less than Newport County equivalent


Newport County's cheapest season ticket is more expensive than the least costly for Premier League champions Manchester City, a BBC study has found.

The cheapest season ticket to watch the Conference Premier leaders cost £300 while an equivalent ticket at the Etihad Stadium is £275.

However Newport's most expensive season ticket is £340 compared with £695 at Manchester City.

The findings are part of BBC Sport's Price of Football study 2012.

The study looked at prices for 166 clubs in 10 divisions across British football, including the Conference Premier and Women's Super League.

It discovered the average cost of the cheapest adult ticket in the top four divisions of English football has risen by 11.7% in the past 12 months, more than five times the rate of inflation.

The price of football

  • Cost of matchday programme at Cardiff and Swansea: £3
  • Total cheapest day out at Swansea: £42.80
  • Price of pie at Newport: £2.50
  • Cup of tea at Wrexham: £1.70

The study shows that the average price of the cheapest matchday ticket in English league football has gone from £19.01 to £21.24.

Of the four Welsh clubs surveyed, Premier League Swansea City's most expensive season ticket was priced £499 at the start of the season with the cheapest option £429.

The cheapest matchday ticket at the Liberty Stadium is priced £35 with the most expensive ticket costing £45.

Cardiff City's cheapest season ticket was priced £329 with the most expensive set at £519 although prices for cheapest and most expensive matchday tickets were unavailable.

In the Conference Premier, the most expensive season ticket at Wrexham was priced £325 with the cheapest at £200.

The cheapest ticket to see a game at Wrexham is £14 compared with £13 at the new Rodney Parade home of Welsh rivals Newport County.

The most expensive ticket to see a home game at the Racecourse will cost fans £18 with Newport's most expensive a pound cheaper at £17.

Pies at Swansea City and Cardiff will cost fans £3 each while a cup of tea at Newport costs £1 compared to £1.80 at Swansea.