Season tickets at Northampton Town 'fourth cheapest' in League One, according to BBC report

Northampton Town says it is continuing to make football "affordable for all" after the latest Cost of Football report was produced by the BBC.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 4:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:06 pm
Chairman of Northampton Town, Kelvin Thomas

The study, which analyses the cost of every Premier League and Football League club across the country, compares prices of match tickets, season tickets and food and drink.

The report showed Cobblers had one of the cheapest season ticket rates at £249, compared to the highest offered by Southend of £395. Its most expensive season ticket was also considerably lower than rivals.

The club's cheapest matchday ticket was second highest at £24 but the club's most expensive matchday ticket was also £24, compared to the highest of £35 at Charlton, and was considerably cheaper overall.

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The cost of a pie at £3 was pretty average, but a cup of tea at £2.20 was the second highest in the league.

The full report is available on the BBC's website.

Club chairman, Kelvin Thomas, said: "We firmly believe in making football affordable for all, which was part of the motivation for us freezing season ticket prices this season even after promotion.

"We are really pleased that the survey showed the excellent value of our North Stand season ticket. It is the fourth cheapest season ticket in League 1, and only seven clubs in the entire EFL and Premier League offer a cheaper adult season ticket than we do.

“What the survey didn't show is that we also offer free match and season tickets for under 7s and attracting younger supporters is crucial for us. This year we have seen the number of young supporters who are season ticket holders rise by 117 percent, from 364 to 790, while season ticket numbers, in general, are up 53% and home attendances are up 35%.

"We feel with these increased numbers we are striking the correct balance between making football affordable and generating income for the football club."