Manchester United ranks as sixth most expensive Premier League club to support, study finds

Manchester United is the sixth most expensive Premier League club to support, and Manchester City is one of the least expensive, according to new findings.

The research, conducted by betting experts Smart Betting Guide, analysed various costs of attending football matches in the UK to determine the most affordable Premier League clubs for football fans.

Various costs associated with attending football matches were examined, including the price of season tickets and the price of a home football shirt.

Manchester United has the sixth most expensive costs associated with being a supporter, including the cost for an official home t-shirt at £80 – the joint highest amount throughout the Premier League, alongside Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.

On the other side of the city, Manchester City is in 11th place – making it one of the more affordable football clubs.

Arsenal comes out on top as the least affordable club for fans – with the club’s cheapest season ticket being sold at £974.

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Fulham follow closely behind and round out the top five.

Zigmas Pekarskas, CEO of Smart Betting Guide, said: “The Premier League is the most popular sports tournament in the world. As a landmark of Great British history stretching back to the 19th century, it’s no surprise that over 4.7 billion people tune in to watch the exhilarating 38 matches.

“This study reveals the top ten least affordable clubs to be a fan of. To decide which clubs should make the list, all usual expenses of football fans were taken into consideration, from season tickets to football shirts and overnight stays for those seeing matches in other cities. All elements of the day were also considered.”

“It’s not surprising to see the list dominated by football clubs from the South of England, as these locations are often associated with higher costs for overnight accommodation, transport and food.

“However, thanks to winning the Premier League in 2020, clubs like Liverpool can charge higher prices for season tickets despite being in the North West.”

Main image courtesy of JoseV via Flickr.

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