Newcastle United Equals Value For Money
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Newcastle United offers the cheapest day out for an adult fan in the Premier League, according to a report released on Thursday
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United offers the cheapest day out for an adult fan in the Premier League, according to a report released on Thursday.
BBC Sport's Price of Football study looked at prices for 166 clubs in ten divisions across British football, recording prices for the most expensive and cheapest season tickets and adult matchday tickets, as well as the cost of a tea, a pie and a programme - to calculate the cheapest possible day out at a match.
And the Magpies came out shining thanks to the top flight's cheapest matchday ticket and the third cheapest season ticket.
When it comes to an individual matchday tickets, United's cheapest adult seat is just £15 - which you can purchase for the upcoming Premier League fixtures against West Brom and West Ham.
Only Aston Villa, Fulham and Wigan Athletic (all £20) come close to matching that.
Combining that ticket with a matchday programme (£3), a pie (£2.80) and a cup of tea (£2.20) makes a trip to a Newcastle Premier League fixture potentially cost just £23 - the cheapest in the division.
The Magpies' cheapest season ticket costs just £322, with only Wigan Athletic (£255) and Manchester City (£275) able to better that in the Premier League.
In fact, securing your seat for the whole campaign at St. James' Park can be such good value that that particular season ticket is also cheaper than 14 Championship clubs, five League One sides and even three League Two outfits.
Newcastle United ticket operations manager Stephen Tickle said: "I am very proud that we have been found to offer not only the cheapest day out at a football match, but also the third cheapest season ticket in the Premier League.
"In a tough financial climate we have always attempted to remain competitive and not price fans out of being able to go to games.
"Our special ticket offers for our home games in November against West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United are proof of that, and our four home Premier League fixtures to date this season have averaged a crowd of more than 50,000.
"We are expecting an average home crowd of 51,000 over the course of this year and with these prices we will hopefully achieve it."