Premier League Tickets Are the Most Expensive in Europe

Peter Galindo@@GalindoPWFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 2014

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck  celebrates after scoring against Galatasaray during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Arsenal  and Galatasaray , at the Emirates Stadium in London, on Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014. (AP Photo/ Tim Ireland)
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Premier League tickets are significantly more expensive than in any other European league.

According to The Associated Press (h/t USA Today), fans of the English top flight are paying at least two times more to attend a match than in the other four top leagues in Europe.

A BBC study says that the average season ticket in the Premier League costs about £508, which is three times more than the Bundesliga median.

Arsenal fans spend the most for season tickets.
Arsenal fans spend the most for season tickets.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The study also claims that Arsenal has the highest season ticket prices, which range between £1,014 to £2,013 for one person.

Shockingly, Premier League holders Manchester City have the cheapest season ticket out of the 20 clubs in the competition. City supporters only have to pay £299 to watch their club for the entire campaign.

Even tickets to away games have been overpriced in the Premier League.
Even tickets to away games have been overpriced in the Premier League.Rui Vieira/Associated Press

Tickets to away games have been overpriced as recently as this year as well, according to David Conn of The Guardian.

The BBC goes on to say that the average price of the cheapest ticket has risen almost twice the rate as the cost of living in England.

Borussia Dortmund is one of many Bundesliga clubs that sells tickets at an affordable price.
Borussia Dortmund is one of many Bundesliga clubs that sells tickets at an affordable price.Martin Meissner/Associated Press
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Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund continue to sell out their stadiums every week. That proves that if fans are charged less money for a ticket, they'll flock to the venue to watch their team.

The BBC visited Dortmund and found a number of British fans attending their games. The club estimates that as many as 1,000 British fans now travel to watch Dortmund home games, 

Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness slammed the Premier League for extremely high ticket prices. It's one of the many areas where German football has improved over the years to become one of the top footballing destinations in the world.

If ticket prices continue to rise, families cannot watch their favourite club and attendance will fall, as is evident with the BBC report.