Price of Football: How much is League Two?

Football costs down or same for most

Which League Two club offers a season ticket which costs more than £500?

How many clubs have put their prices down in English football's fourth tier?

The BBC's Price of Football study has the answers.

We contacted 227 clubs in 13 leagues across the UK to discover how much it costs supporters to follow their football team.

Click here to play with the Price of Football calculator and see what your support is costing you.

So have League Two ticket prices gone up?

Overall, 77% of all League Two ticket prices we collected have been frozen or reduced from last year - a higher percentage than the three leagues above.

However, the average cost of the cheapest match-day ticket in the division is now £18.50 - an increase of only 1.6% since last year but a 20% rise since 2011.

And the average cost of the most expensive match-day ticket has gone up by 4.6% since 2014 to £22.67.

For season tickets, the average cost in the cheapest bracket is £260.63, and the average price of the most expensive is at £390.06 - a rise of 1.5%.

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Full results for 2015

How cheap is my club?

The most expensive match-day ticket at £28 and the most expensive season ticket at £540 is at Bristol Rovers - although the club have told us these are not the most commonly sold tickets.

Five clubs in League Two, including Rovers, charge more for the cheapest season ticket than Stoke City (£294).

Leyton Orient have the cheapest season ticket in the league at £180, while Wycombe offer £15 entry on the day - the lowest price in the fourth tier.

The Chairboys join Yeovil and Oxford as the only three clubs in the league to put down prices in all four categories we analysed.

How much to pay to go away?

For the first time, the Price of Football study asked clubs to provide the cheapest and most expensive away tickets they offer.

Bristol Rovers, Crawley, Exeter, AFC Wimbledon and Yeovil offer the cheapest away ticket at £16.

Exeter also offer the most expensive away ticket at £24 along with Leyton Orient,Notts County and Stevenage.

League Two deals to shout about
Northampton Town donates 10% of the cost of away shirt sales to a breast cancer charity.external-link
Oxford United has the Ox4Life kids schemeexternal-link to help boost the number of junior supporters.
Dagenham are in their seventh year of their Daggers Against Racismexternal-link event, which promotes community cohesion and football access for all.

Eyes on the pies, programmes, teas and shirts

The priciest pie, at £3.50, is at Luton, while the dearest cup of tea in the division will set you back £2.10 at Northampton.

Head down to Portsmouth for the cheapest match-day feast - a pie is £2.20 and a tea is £1 - while Carlisle sell a programme for only £2.

Barnet are more expensive than seven Premier League clubs for replica shirts - the Bees' strip will set you back £49.90.

AFC Wimbledon have the best value junior kit at only £25.

What do the Football League say?

The Football League conducted its own ticket price study this year, which included adult and concessionary rates, and it found the average admission price paid was £14.08.

The League also revealed a combined gate revenue of more than £213m and more than 15.1 million tickets were sold.

In response to the BBC's Price of Football findings, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "Football League clubs continue to offer compelling football at a price that is affordable, particularly for those buying season tickets who are rewarded for their loyalty and financial commitment with the best value ticket offerings.

"The significant numbers of season ticket holders at matches, along with ever greater numbers of young fans, has resulted in the average price paid per paying spectator being as low as £14 across the 72 clubs.

"Clearly others, such as adults and those paying on the day, will usually pay more. Clubs therefore need to ensure that their ticketing policies provide the right balance between fair value for supporters and generating the income that sustains on-field performance, which overwhelmingly they do."

The picture around the UK
Three-quarters of tickets in Scotland are held or cut in price
Ticket costs hold steady in Welsh football
Irish Premiership second cheapest league in UK

You can download the full results for 2015 here (pdf 536 KB).