Newcatle United offer best value for Wonga
Recent report reveals St James' Park gives best value for money to adult fans.
According to a recent study, Newcastle United offer the best value for money in the Premier League when it comes to a day out at football for an adult fan.
The BBC Sport's Annual Price of Football Study, aims to highlight the clubs offering the best value for money. It covered 166 clubs across ten divisions in British football and found the St James' Park club to be offering some amazingly cheap days out to football.
The study also included the price of food and drink at stadiums, therefore helping to calculate the average cost of a match-day at each club.
The Magpies fans don't have it all bad. A category C match, e.g. Hull City, Crystal Palace, Stoke City, can cost just £15 for an adult ticket. Couple that with a £3 match programme, a £3 pie and a £2.20 cup of tea, and you have a day at the football costing just £23.20.
Cardiff City, Manchester City and Norwich City came closest to matching the ticket price, all offering an adult entry for £20 for the lower category matches.
Compare these prices to what is offered at Arsenal, and you will begin to understand why Gunners fans get annoyed with their club refusing to splash the cash on new talent.
The north London club do offer a cheap adult tickets for low priority matches, costing just £20, and their cheapest day out costs just £34.30. However, their lowest season ticket price is £985, the highest in the Premier League and £255 more than second-placed Spurs.
Newcastle's cheapest season ticket costs £530, not bad for a club with no local competition.
Chelsea's cheapest match day ticket costs £41, the most expensive of all 166 clubs. As well as having the most expensive estimated price for a day out, costing £49.60. But with Roman Abramovich spending billions of his own money, Blues fans have nothing to complain about.
Newcastle also boast Europe's largest family section, seating 8,000 fans.
St James' Park is the fourth-largest stadium in England, dominating a city affiliated to one club, but it's good to see that the fans are not being exploited and value for money can still be found in some areas of the top flight.
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