West Ham United remains the most affordable Premier League club to support in London, the BBC’s annual Price of Football survey has found.
Based on a Season Ticket Holder buying a pie, programme and a cup of tea at every game in the 2017/18 season, alongside their ticket, a Hammers fan’s matchday experience works out at £100 less than the next-cheapest London club.
An adult can watch every home Premier League game for just £289 – just £15.21 per match – and only newly-promoted Huddersfield Town offer a cheaper Season Ticket in the top flight.
The club’s affordable family football ethos extends to matchday tickets too, with match-by-match pricing at London Stadium the joint-second cheapest in the Premier League.
At West Ham United we are totally committed to providing affordable, family football for our supporters and we are delighted that this has once again been recognised in the BBC Price of Football survey
The Hammers are also among the clubs which offer the best-value for young adults, with Under-21s able to purchase a Season Ticket for just £145 – also the cheapest in London and second only to Burnley across the Premier League for supporters in the 18-21 age bracket.
The Club also boast nearly 10,000 Under-16 Season Ticket Holders who pay just £99 for their season ticket and also ensure that local Newham residents and community groups have access to free tickets for certain matches, so everybody has the opportunity to watch Premier League football.
For the league as a whole, more than 80% of tickets prices have either reduced or been frozen for the 2017/18 season, although the Hammers’ reductions have been most pronounced, with the cheapest Season Ticket now more than £300 cheaper than two years ago.
“At West Ham United we are totally committed to providing affordable, family football for our supporters and we are delighted that this has once again been recognised in the BBC Price of Football survey,” Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said. “With 52,000 season ticket holders for the second season running, and almost 50,000 on the waiting list, I think it is clear that our supporters are seeing the benefits of that commitment.
“We think very carefully about our ticket pricing structure and are always pleased when that is recognised, particularly when compared to other Premier League clubs, and especially our London neighbours.”