WIGAN Athletic have the cheapest ticket in League One, new research reveals.
The BBC has revealed its findings from its “Price of Football” survey, which also shows Latics are the most reasonably priced opponents for away fans too.
Every football club is reliant upon a strong and loyal supporter base and we understand the need to provide the best possible valueLatics chief executive Jonathan Jackson
All 92 football league clubs have been analysed for prices on tickets, season tickets, replica shirts and matchday kiosk items such as pies and hot drinks.
The figures also highlight what each club’s dearest and cheapest ticket is for both home and away fans.
In League One, Latics have the joint lowest ‘cheap ticket’ priced at £15; the same as Gillingham. This is £9 less than the least expensive ticket at Southend United, which costs £24.
The most expensive ticket at the DW Stadium is £25, which is around average for the division with prices ranging between £20 and £30.
Away supporters have it best at Wigan though with Latics offering both the lowest price ‘cheap’ ticket at £15 and lowest priced ‘dear’ ticket at £20.
When it comes to season tickets for Latics fans, their cheapest of £250 is significantly lower than most, while their dearest price of £342 is substantially less than many of their rivals.
These figures could well be even better next year when existing season ticket holders will be able to renew for just £199, wherever they sit.
A pie at the DW Stadium costs £2.60 which is only bettered by Blackpool, Burton and Port Vale, who all charge £2.50.
A cup of tea at Wigan is relatively expensive compared to most in the division though, costing £2 with many ranging between £1.30 and £1.80.
Every programme in League One costs £3, except Fleetwood who charge just £1.
For those who like to wear replica shirts at games, adults will pay the lowest in the division at £39.99, while £31.99 for kids’ shirts is around the average price for League One.
Reacting to the survey results, Latics chief executive Jonathan Jackson said: “The club remains committed to providing value for money to our supporters and I think these figures confirm it. We work very hard on keeping our prices as affordable as we can, and have done so consistently for many years.
“As well as our match day tickets coming out as the cheapest in the division, our season cards will provide even greater value next season with our price guarantee of £199 to all supporters who purchased full season cards for the 2015-16 season.
“Every football club is reliant upon a strong and loyal supporter base and we understand the need to provide the best possible value, starting from our youngest fans and covering every age range. When the long term vision is to keep generating tomorrow’s supporters today, we have a duty to provide the best possible value year on year.”