Most expensive Prem team to support for 2023/24

Most expensive Prem team to support for 2023/24

The upcoming football season is expected to bring disappointment to fans dealing with the high cost of living, as they will have to endure the pain of spending an average of £125 for a matchday ticket.

In slightly over a month, the 32nd Premier League season will commence, bringing excitement to millions of fans eagerly anticipating their team’s success in the top tier of English football. The transfer window is currently open, and the schedule of 380 matches has been finalized.

With an estimated attendance of over 15 million spectators, the sport is poised for a significant financial boost. The global broadcasting rights alone surpass £10 billion, while the average value of clubs stands at £1.2 billion, indicating the immense wealth within the sport.

However, the costs incurred by clubs are also on the rise, particularly in player acquisitions. Earlier this year, Enzo Fernandez’s transfer from Benfica to Chelsea shattered the previous record, costing a staggering £106 million.

Despite the lucrative nature of football, ticket prices have been steadily increasing due to limited stadium capacity and growing demand. Recent research conducted by SeatPick reveals that, with the exception of four teams, all 20 clubs have raised their ticket prices for the upcoming season, with some implementing more substantial increases than others.

In May, Luton Town achieved victory over Coventry on penalties in the Sky Bet Championship play-off, securing the final promotion spot and earning their place in the Premier League for the first time since 1991.

SeatPick conducted an analysis of 50 different ticket websites and determined the average cost of attending each team’s games this season. According to their findings, Luton Town’s fans will face the highest prices for seats.

Kenilworth Road, Luton Town’s home stadium, has a capacity of just over 10,000, making it significantly smaller than other stadiums in the league. 

Although cherished by supporters, the old-fashioned venue has been the subject of ridicule from rival fans and is reportedly undergoing a £10 million renovation this summer.

However, with approximately 225,000 Luton residents vying for seats, the most dedicated non-season ticket holders will have to pay an average of £622 per match if they wish to watch Rob Edwards’ squad in action this season.

The most expensive teams to support for 2023/24

Average seat price of all of a Premier League team’s matches next season.

Source: SeatPick

AFC Bournemouth, securing the second position, offers tickets at a minimum price of £482 for individuals who do not hold season tickets. Their stadium has a capacity of slightly over 11,000 seats.

The implementation of a new system, which categorizes matches based on the perceived prestige of the opposing team, has resulted in significantly higher prices for “Category A” games. Consequently, the average cost of attending Bournemouth’s matches has increased.

Nottingham Forest ranks third on the list, with ticket prices starting at £349. In addition to the raised prices, the club has made changes to its concessionary offerings. They have eliminated the concession for individuals over 75 years old and have reduced the age range for youth concessions from 23 years to 19.

In total, there are 380 scheduled matches, and the average price for matchday tickets is £125. On the other hand, adult season passes are priced closer to £500.

Most expensive Prem team to support for 2023/24

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