IT’S a well-known fact that there are few other clubs better than Wigan Athletic when it comes to price and value for money.
And, yesterday, an investigation by the BBC proved exactly how watching Latics is not only the thriftiest in the Premier League but also the top two flights.
That’s not all though. They beat many League One, League Two and even Conference clubs when it comes to the cheapest season ticket.
The lowest you can pay to attend every league game at the DW Stadium (£255) is:
Cheaper than EVERY club in the Premier League and Championship.
Only beaten by four clubs in League One.
Cheaper than 21 clubs in League Two.
Cheaper than 16 clubs in the Conference.
Latics’ dearest season ticket costs £310 and is cheaper than the lowest priced season ticket at every other Premier League club.
Wigan also come out as one of the best places for the cheapest matchday experience, which took into account the price of a ticket, programme, pie and hot drink.
At Wigan, it would cost £27.10, whereas at West Ham you would be set back £44.50.
Similar surveys made last season showed Wigan in a similar light and chief executive Jonathan Jackson says the club strives to offer supporters the best value for their money.
“We believe we offer the best value and a safe family environment in which to watch Premier League football and these figures bear this out,” he said.
“We are proud that we offer the lowest priced season ticket and average price match ticket and we believe that football should be affordable to watch.
“We see ourselves as a club in the heart of the community of Wigan, and although the name of Wigan Athletic is now known the world over as a result of the success of the team, we believe very strongly in putting our local supporters first.”
Latics fans have also praised the club for their low prices.
Andy Hudson said: “I’m very pleased that Wigan is the cheapest in the North West and cheaper than Championship and League One clubs. It’s excellent value.”
Paul Crippin added: “Latics have always offered good value.
“I just wish a few more fans would realise it and get behind them.”