League One: Tickets and goals come cheap at Fleetwood

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Newly promoted Fleetwood Town sell the cheapest adult season ticket - 179.50

Where can you buy a season ticket in League One for less than £200?

Who charges more than Premier League champions Manchester City?

The BBC's Price of Football study reveals all.

We contacted 207 clubs in 21 divisions across British and European football, including the Conference Premier and Women's Super League, to find out how much it costs supporters to follow their team.

Have prices gone up?

Yes and no. The average price of the cheapest adult season ticket in the division has fallen 0.8% since 2012 to £284.96.

But there have been rises in other ticket categories.

For example, the average price of the cheapest adult match-day ticket is now £20.44. That's an increase of 31.7% from 2011.

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The average price of the most expensive season ticket has also increased since 2012, by 2.4% to £402.04.

A season ticket for less than £200?

Newly promoted Fleetwood Town sell the cheapest adult season ticket, at £179.50.

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The Fishermen are one of two clubs in the division to sell a season ticket for less than £200. The other is Bradford, who charge £199.

At £550, Chesterfield have the most expensive season ticket in English football's third tier. Their cheapest season ticket is also the most expensive in the division at £345.

Twelve clubs in League One charge £299 for their cheapest season ticket. That's the same price as Premier League champions Manchester City.

On the continent, Portugal's Sporting Lisbon charge around £55, while you can buy a season ticket at Barcelona for about £103.

Going cheap?

Rochdale sell the cheapest adult match-day ticket at £15. The Lancashire club are one of only five in the division where a match-day ticket costs less than £20.

The others are Walsall (£18.50), Fleetwood (£17), Crawley (£18) and Swindon (£18).

Yeovil charge £25 for their cheapest match-day ticket. That's more expensive than five Premier League clubs.

Are clubs offering deals?

A growing number of clubs are introducing discounts for tickets bought in advance, while most have offers for juniors and members.

Colchester United have five different prices for tickets, depending on when they are bought, while the likes of Rochdale, MK Dons, Bradford, Scunthorpe and Oldham give certain junior age groups free admission.

A lot of clubs, such as Preston North End, have focused on enhancing their family zones and improving match-day entertainment.

Time for a brew?

The average price of a cup of tea in League One has risen 13.7% since 2011 to £1.83.

Colchester sell the cheapest cup of tea in the division at £1, with Bradford charging the most at £2.20. That's just 30p less than the price charged by Liverpool, Manchester United and Southampton.

You can get a cup of tea for 60p at Scottish League Two side Elgin.

How much for a pie?

Coventry City fans have to pay the most in the division for a pie. They must stump up £3.50. Rochdale's £2 pie is the cheapest.

The most expensive pie among the clubs we contacted can be bought at Conference side Kidderminster. The Harriers much-praised homemade pie sells for £4.50.

A cheap day out

Rochdale's £2 pie and £1.50 cup of tea help their supporters enjoy the cheapest day out in the division.

If adding together the cheapest match-day ticket, the purchase of a pie, programme and tea, a day out at Spotland comes in at £21.50.

Yeovil Town, relegated from the Championship in 2013-14, are at the opposite end of the spectrum with a day out costing £33.

A replica shirt costs how much?

At £45, Sheffield United and Swindon sell the most expensive adult replica shirts in the division.

Coventry, on the other hand, ask for £34.99. This is cheaper than the price charged by all but three clubs in the Conference.

Manchester City and Manchester United charge £55 for an adult replica shirt bought from the club shop, making their shirts the priciest in Britain.


How much do you pay per goal?

Based on the amount clubs charged for their cheapest season ticket last season, Fleetwood fans got the best value for money when it came to goals scored at home by their own side - albeit they were in League Two at the time.

Each league goal scored at Highbury by the Cod Army cost £4.38.

Compare that to Norwich, where home fans paid £29.38 for each goal they saw their side score at Carrow Road.