Thursday 16 October
The BBC have released their annual price of football survey, highlighting the rising economic costs which fans are facing, with the average ticket price rising at twice the cost of living since 2011. This is a problem which Norwich fans are acutely aware of, the cost of living has risen by 6% in this period whereas a Barclay End season ticket has risen by over 20% in the same period.
With an adult season ticket in the Barclay End costing £499.50 this season before the first renewal date, our club has the highest starting prices for season tickets in the Football League, putting us in the top 10 most expensive football clubs to watch in the world. In fact, the cost of renewing the cheapest adult season ticket at Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid combined, is cheaper than the renewal price of a single adult season ticket at Norwich.
The BBC report can be found here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29614980
The report has caused a lot of reaction from both supporters groups and MP’s, with the Sports Minister, Helen Grant, admitting she’s ‘really concerned’ about the cost of attending matches – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29629460. In response to this, the Projekt would encourage the government to remove the legislation which currently stops clubs in the top divisions from installing safe standing areas, an initiative back by the vast majority of supporters and which many believe would result in a reduction in ticket prices.
The FSF also reacted to the news by urging clubs to reduce ticket prices. Their report can be found here – http://fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/ticket-prices-outstrip-the-cost-of-living
AFFORDABLE FOOTBALL FOR ALL!!