National figures reveal cost of watching football at Stoke City, Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra
A PIE and a cup of tea is 70 pence cheaper at Vale Park than the Britannia Stadium, according to a national football survey conducted by the BBC.
The ‘Price of Football’ survey saw the broadcaster visit 166 clubs in 10 divisions across British football, including the Conference Premier and Women's Super League, in a bid to account for everything from the cheapest season ticket to the cost of a match day programme.
A pie and a cup of tea, which were both among the recorded details, came to £3.90 at Vale Park, which compared to £4.60 at the Britannia.
The survey also found the cheapest season ticket at Stoke City costs £344, the fifth cheapest in the Premier League.
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And the most expensive season ticket at the Britannia Stadium costs £609, the second lowest price for a premium ticket in the top division.
The most expensive Vale Park season ticket came to £356 while the cheapest came to £272- figures that closely represented the average price for season tickets in the third tier of English football.
A Potters official programme costs £3.50, the joint highest price in the Premier League, with a Valiants programme not far behind at £3.
At Crewe Alexandra, where a pie and a cup of tea costs £4.10 and a match day programme costs £3, the cheapest season ticket is £275 and the most expensive is £315.
Although the figures are likely to be the basis for light-hearted mickey taking between rival fans, they also reveal more serious trends for those who enjoy watching the beautiful game.
According to the survey, the average price of the cheapest adult season ticket in the top four divisions of English football has risen by 11.7 per cent in the past 12 months- a figure that is more than five times the rate of inflation.
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