BBC Report - Prices Rise For 2017
The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of football in Scotland has risen in three of the four divisions in 2017.
The most expensive, as well as the cheapest, Season Tickets on offer in Scottish football has risen in every division other than the Championship where prices on average have fallen.
The cheapest home and away averages on matchday tickets have also increased in the top three divisions, with League Two showing a decrease. Across all 42 clubs though, 63.5% of tickets in six price categories have been frozen or cut for this campaign.
As in previous years, the seventh edition of the BBC study looked into the cheapest and most expensive matchday and Season Tickets, cheapest and most expensive away ticket prices, as well as pies, cups of tea, programmes, junior and adult shirts but for the first time the 232 clubs polled across Europe were also asked about special ticket prices for fans aged between 16-24.
The study this year found that in the Premiership the average price in all eleven pricing categories had risen, after most had fallen between 2015 and 2016 and the average cheapest Season Ticket now costs £302.42 which is up from £293.83 last season. Seven clubs raised prices this term, with only Ross County providing a reduction.
The lowest home matchday prices are slightly up however on average for the second year running, rising from £21.25 to £21.90 and the average cheapest away ticket also spikes from £21.58 to £22.83.
In terms of shirts, the average adult shirt rising by £2 to £46.58 with a junior shirt rising £1.50 to £36.25.
Other headline news for the Premiership shows that the cheapest Season Ticket comes at Hamilton with a price of £180, with Rangers selling the most expensive Season Ticket at £660.
Rangers also sell the most expensive adult shirt at £54.99, but the most expensive junior shirt falls to Celtic and Aberdeen with a price of £40.
Hearts and Motherwell boast the cheapest single matchday ticket at £19, with Hearts also taking the cheapest away ticket at £19 as well.
The most expensive single matchday ticket is £49 for Celtic and Rangers, both home and away at Old Firm clashes.
The most expensive pie falls to Aberdeen at £2.70, with Rangers taking £2.50 for a tea. Celtic, Hearts and Rangers are most expensive for programmes at £3.50.
As the data is sifted through, the above link will lead you to club specific information, but as ever, Vital Football will give a club by club breakdown in the coming days.