Spurs fans forced to pay up to £90 a match

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Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League

The staggering cost of supporting a Premier League club has been laid bare, as Tottenham season ticketholders are told they will need to pay up to £90 per match.

The North London club is charging £1,895 for its most expensive season ticket, which allows fans to attend 21 matches next season (19 Premier League home matches as well as two cup matches), at an average cost of £90.24 each – making it the priciest in the league.

Local rivals Arsenal actually charge slightly more for their most expensive season ticket, at £2,013, but as it includes five additional cup matches so the actual cost per match works out at cheaper at £78.

Fans not benefitting from bumper TV deal
In truth most Premier League fans are paying a hefty premium to support their team, with 13 of the 20 teams hiking their prices for the coming season.

Many fans have been angered by the fact that clubs are hiking prices while at the same time raking in more revenue from TV pay deals.

According to Sporting Intelligence, clubs will collect £5.5billion over three years from 2013-16 from such deals.

Paying the price for promotion
The biggest hikes have been reserved for newly promoted QPR and Burnley. Fans of the former will have to shell out an extra 38% for the most expensive season ticket (priced at £949), while the latter be hit with a whopping 47% hike on the cheapest season ticket (£499).

Fans of both clubs may well feel particularly hard done by, given that fellow promotion winners Leicester City have hiked prices by just 3%.

Below is the full breakdown of pricing for standard, adult, non-concessionary season tickets at Premier League clubs. As Sporting Intelligence points out, these prices do not include various early bird and concessionary packages.

Sporting Intelligence
Sporting Intelligence



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