The final few months of Crystal Palace’s 2015-16 Premier League campaign were rather rough on our fans, but the cost of watching football rising year on year, were we given value for money at Selhurst Park?
Whilst the new directive put in place relating to the cost of away tickets will see the upper price limit capped at £30 for an adult from the start of next season, there are no such regulations being implemented for home supporters, leaving clubs free to set price barriers as high as they wish when it comes to their own fans.
Although you wouldn’t expect clubs to veer too far away from the prices they are currently charging those who are shelling out a hefty sum every year to watch their chosen team, the seemingly constant stream of affluent “customers” who will readily pay exorbitant amounts to watch Premier League football at their leisure could well see the fans on comparatively lower incomes priced out of the game in years to come.
As things stand, the price of a home season ticket varies hugely depending on which club you look towards, but with the attached report analysing “value for money” on the basis of home goals scored by the team in question, it does give a rather unexpected order to the usual hierarchy of the Premier League table.
We can only hope that next season sees us making our presence felt at the other end of the table, having scored a minimum of 119 goals on our way to winning the Premier League title in even greater style than Leicester City have just managed.
You’ve got to dream, haven’t you?