Wigan Athletic good for value

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WIGAN Athletic have received a massive thumbs up from a national survey looking into value for money in football.

The BBC’s ‘Price of Football’ survey – published on Wednesday morning– is an annual audit of 176 clubs in British football across 11 divisions.

It covers everything from the price of a season ticket to the cost of a pie and a brew.

Latics rank third-lowest priced in the Championship across all categories – including the cheapest pie (£2.40) in the division and the second-cheapest in terms of replica kits.

“We always try to put the supporters first,” said CEO Jonathan Jackson.

“It is a reflection of our strategy to make football affordable for everyone because we work very hard to keep our prices as competitive as possible.

“The club is a business that must be run on a sustainable basis, which we have managed to achieve over the past few seasons under huge financial pressures, and we are delighted the survey shows we are still one of the best value places to watch football.”

Latics face a London double header in the next week when they take on Uwe Rosler’s former club Brentford on Saturday before facing Millwall next Tuesday.

Tickets are priced at just £15 for adults and £5 for juniors.