The Beautiful (expensive) Game

With all eyes on tomorrow’s inflation data (will Mervyn be forced to write a somewhat embarrassing letter explaining why inflation has breached its upper target ?) a report from the Virgin Money Group show football fans are suffering more than most. The Football Fans Price Index shows that the cost of attending games has risen 8.3% in the last three months and a whopping 17.1% in the last twelve. According to the survey it now costs a massive £91.29 to attend a Premiership game once you account for tickets, travel and other expenses. Having attended most of Liverpool’s away fixtures this season I cant say I’m surprised to learn that England tops the league for the most expensive average match ticket in Europe; what a shame we can’t transform that supremacy onto the pitch!

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