The cost of watching football in League Two has risen more than in any other English league for the 2017-18 season.The average cost in nine areas of pricing has gone up, while only the cheapest matchday tickets and junior shirts have, on average, been reduced.The BBC’s Price of Football 2017 study asked 232 clubs across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Europe for data on the cost of attending football.
It includes season and matchday ticket prices, away tickets, shirt prices as well as the costs for tea, pies and a programme.Yeovil Town and Colchester United are the only clubs to have frozen or reduced their prices in every category this year.Morecambe’s most expensive season ticket costs more than or is equal to half of the Championship clubs’ dearest season tickets.The calculator: What your support could cost youThe Price of Football: Results in fullWhat else did we find?Newport County offer the cheapest season ticket in the league at £195.The cheapest matchday ticket is £13 at Wycombe Wanderers, while Colchester United’s most expensive single matchday ticket is the dearest in the league at £29.Notts County offer the cheapest ticket for away fans at £10, while Colchester also has the most expensive ticket for away fans as well as home supporters at £29.However, Colchester can also offer fans the cheapest day out – for £21.75. If you buy your ticket online you can get it for as little as £14.50 and the £21.75 also includes a pie, cup of tea and a programme.The Colchester story isn’t over; because with their most expensive £29 ticket, they also offer the most expensive day out in the league, for £36.25.
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Young adult ticket data: Results in fullThe Price of Football in the Premier LeagueFood and drinkCoventry charge the most for a pie – £4.The cheapest pie is available at Carlisle United for £2.Coventry’s cup of tea will set you back most in the league at £2.50, while you can get a tea at Accrington Stanley, Colchester and Stevenage for £1.Other offersWycombe and Barnet have a reciprocal Quid-a-kid deal for their home and away fixtures this season.Chesterfield offered discounts on their replica shirts to mark the return of Jack Lester as manager.Season ticket holders and members are given a free shirt on their seventh birthday at Carlisle.
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