Price of Football 2014: Ticket cost up in Scottish Championship

Rangers v Hearts
Hearts currently lead Rangers in the Scottish Championship title race

The average price of the cheapest season ticket in the Scottish Championship has risen by 12% this season, according to the BBC's Price of Football survey.

The average cost of the least expensive match-day ticket has risen, too, by 8%.

Alloa, Cowdenbeath, Livingston and Dumbarton all lifted their cheapest price, with the relegation of Hearts and Hibs also raising the average.

Rangers have been omitted because they did not provide data to the BBC.

The average price of the cheapest season ticket has risen from £218 to £245, while the average cost of a match ticket has also increased from £16 to £18.

Although the average have increased, Hearts have actually dropped the price of their cheapest season ticket from £280 to £260, and their lowest priced match-day ticket from £18 to £17.

Hibs have frozen their prices for match-day tickets and season tickets, with the cheapest costing £22 and £355 respectively. The latter also includes a free child season ticket.

Every Championship club - other than Hearts, Hibs and Rangers - have increased at least one of their prices for tickets in the categories of cheapest match-day, most expensive match-day and both categories of season tickets.

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Clubs have experienced a general increase in attendances due to games against the Edinburgh clubs and Rangers.

In League One, eight out of 10 clubs continue to offer a match-day experience - a ticket, programme, pie and a cup of tea - for a combined cost of under £20.

And several clubs in League Two offer the equivalent for less than £15.

The cheapest match-day experience in Scotland can be found at League Two sides Albion Rovers and Annan Athletic, at £14 for a ticket, programme, pie and cup of tea.

And the lowest priced cup of tea in Scottish senior football can be found at Elgin City, who charge 60p.

Clubs below the second tier are also doing their bit to attract younger fans to the game.

Elgin offer a season ticket for £160 that includes one adult and three children, while at East Stirlingshire, under-16s pay their age for a season ticket.

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