Price of Football study reveals cost of supporting Millwall

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

MILLWALL have the second most expensive highest priced season tickets in League One, 30% above the league average.

The most expensive season ticket at The Den, priced at £514, is £16 less than Chesterfield charge, while Millwall's cheapest season tickets are more expensive than the cheapest at Manchester City and Stoke City in the Premier League.

According to figures contained in the BBC Sport Price of Football study, Bradford City offer the cheapest season tickets in League One, at £149, which is also the cheapest across the top four leagues in England. The Bantams sold 18,000 season tickets this season, the highest of any club in the division.

The study gathered data from 200 clubs in the UK and 27 from European leagues to examine how much it costs supporters to attend games.

Supporters of Spanish giants Barcelona can pick up season tickets for £73.88, while the lowest priced season tickets at other super clubs such as Real Madrid (£166.42) and Bayern Munich (£104.48) are also lower than League One’s average of £285.81.

Millwall froze season ticket prices for 2015-16 after relegation from the Championship.

The cheapest matchday ticket at Millwall is £22, with Bradford’s the highest in the division at £25. The most expensive matchday ticket at The Den is £30, 23% above the league average and second in the list of League One clubs behind Colchester who charge one pound more.

Last season, Lions supporters paid £13.32 to see a goal at home, based on 2014-15 prices and results. Fleetwood recorded the lowest cost per goal, at £6.41.

The survey also examined the price of match programmes, food and drink, and replica shirts.

The price of a matchday programme at The Den is £3, eight pence higher than the average across the division. A pie is priced at £3.40 and a cup of tea £2, together 61 pence above the league average.

An adult replica Lions shirt will set fans back £43, with those at Bury and Sheffield United most expensive at £45. A junior shirt comes in at £35. The most expensive junior shirts in League One cost £36, an amount charged by five different clubs.

Ticket pricing policies have become more topical this season following the Twenty’s Plenty campaign, which urges clubs to cap the price of away tickets at £20.

John Kelly

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