How cheap is it at Blackpool FC and Fleetwood Town?

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Fylde coast football fans benefit from some of the cheapest prices in the country, according to new figures.

A season ticket to Highbury to watch newly-promoted Fleetwood Town is the cheapest in League One at £179.50 – just £7.80 a match.

Blackpool fans fare almost as well, with a season ticket to Bloomfield Road the third cheapest in the Championship at £195.30, which breaks down to £8.50 per game.

Only Charlton Athletic at £150 and Watford at £165 offer better value.

The BBC Sport Price of Football study, which is in its fourth year, compares the cost of entry, programmes, pies and a cup of tea at 176 grounds across Britain.

Buying season tickets represents a significant increase in value for money as match-day tickets at Fleetwood cost £17, while Blackpool fans must pay £24 if they decide to attend a match on the day of the game.

At both grounds, the combined cost of a pie and a brew is £4.50.

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley said: “We want to make football here affordable.

“It’s a difficult time for people across the Fylde, and we want to make sure people can have a family day out.

“We are growing as a football club and we need the fan base to grow also.

“There’s different ways of balancing the books. I’d rather have more people in to watch and charge them less.”

Andy Smart, a volunteer coach and committee member for Fleetwood Town juniors said: “The fact that Fleetwood offers free season tickets to under-16s and offers good prices for adults and seniors means following the club is affordable for families.

“This, coupled with the fact that the facilities and services at the ground are as good as a decent Championship club, means we are bringing a new generation of fans into the club.”

Blackpool Football Club’s head of retail Richard Wild said: “We feel our prices offer good value for money – it’s priced according to the area and we don’t try to exploit fans out of every last penny.

“If you buy a season ticket, it equates to £8.50 a game watching in good facilities which for the second tier of English football can’t be bad.”

The survey shows that the most expensive day out in Championship is £34.70 at Brighton and Hove Albion, while the cheapest is Sheffield Wednesday, where a £10 match-day ticket means you can have a day out for £17.80.

To see the results of the survey in full, go to



Cheapest season ticket £499.50 Norwich

Match-day ticket £45 Fulham

Day out £34.70 Norwich

Programme £3.50 Fulham and Brighton

Pie £4.10 Brighton and Hove Albion

Tea £2.20 Birmingham

Adult replica shirt £49.99 Blackburn Rovers

Junior replica shirt £38 


Cheapest season ticket £150 
Charlton Athletic

Match-day ticket £10 Sheffield Wednesday

Day out £17.80 Sheffield Wednesday

Programme £2 Huddersfield Town

Pie £2.40 Wigan Athletic

Tea £1.50 Brentford

Adult replica shirt £38 
Cardiff City

Junior replica shirt £28 
Cardiff City


Cheapest season ticket £195.30

Match-day ticket £24

Day out £31.50

Programme £3

Pie £2.50

Tea £2

Adult replica shirt £40

Junior replica shirt £30



Cheapest season ticket £345 Chesterfield

Cheapest match-day ticket £25 Yeovil

Day out £33 Yeovil

Programme £3 All clubs

Pie £3.50 Coventry

Tea £2.20 Bradford

Adult replica shirt £45 Sheffield United and Swindon Town

Junior replica shirt £36 Scunthorpe/Leyton Orient/Preston/Doncaster/Barnsley/Bradford


Cheapest season ticket £179.50 Fleetwood

Match-day ticket £15 Rochdale

Day out £21.50 Rochdale

Programme £3 all clubs

Pie £2 Rochdale

Tea £1 Colchester United

Adult replica shirt £34.99 Coventry City

Junior replica shirt £24.99 Coventry City/Walsall


Cheapest season ticket £179.50

Match-day ticket £17

Day out £24.50

Programme £3

Pie £3

Tea £1.50

Adult replica shirt £40

Junior replica shirt £30