Hammers drop down to second place in affordability table

TicketofficeWest Ham have dropped down to Second Place finish in the Premier League Table of Season Ticket Affordability 2017/18. Fish4jobs has calculated how long it would take football fans to afford a season ticket at their local Premier League club for the 2017/18. The values were calculated based on the average hourly wage for that area.
The Hammers were last year’s champions for season ticket affordability, but were knocked off the top spot by newly promoted Huddersfield Town this season.

Local Hammers would have to work just 2 days and 2 hours for a season ticket at the London Stadium, with the cheapest adult season ticket modestly priced at £289.

Manchester City slipped one place from second to third, with Sky Blues fans having to work 2 days and 3 hours to afford a season ticket at the Etihad. Manchester City is the only top six-finishing club to feature in the top half of the table for season ticket affordability for their local fans.

In fourth place is Stoke City, who dropped one place for affordability. It would take a local Potters fan 2 working days and 6 hours to afford a season ticket at the Britannia.

At the bottom of the table for the second season in a row is Liverpool. Local Liverpool fans would have to work 6 days to be able to afford the cheapest season ticket at £685.

Spurs plummeted three places from last year into the bottom three for season ticket affordability, with the cheapest season ticket at their temporary home Wembley costing a staggering £695. Local Spurs fans would have to work 5 days and 7 hours to watch Tottenham play at Wembley this season.

Although still in the bottom three, Arsenal moved up one place for affordability into 18th place since the club dropped their season ticket prices after failing to qualify for the Champions League last season. It would take a local Gunner 4 working days and 6 hours to afford a season ticket at the Emirates.

The clubs with the greatest position changes from last year are Southampton and Everton. Southampton climbed an incredible eight places, whilst Everton moved up six places into 9th place, which is great news for local fans of both clubs.

On the flip side, Chelsea dropped the largest number of places, falling five places into 17th position making their cheapest season ticket significantly less affordable for local Blues fans.


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  • essexirons says:

    This comes on the same days as another report that says we have the most expensive tickets in the PL.

  • mooro66uk says:

    I bin dippers have to work 6 days for a season ticket Anfield will be empty this season.

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