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Footie prices up ‘five times rate of inflation’

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The BBC have conducted a massive survey into the cost of watching football in Britain and it has brought up some surprising results — but there is little good news for fans.

The survey reveals that adult ticket prices across the four divisions in England have gone up 11.7 per cent in the last year — which is five times the rate of inflation.

Arsenal are the most expensive team to watch. They top the most expensive season ticket (£1,995) and most expensive day out (ticket, programme, pie and tea - £134.30) charts.

Interestingly, despite being the champions, Manchester City offer the second cheapest season ticket in the Premier League (£275) after Wigan (£255).

However, City can get you with their half-time cup of tea as at £2.50 it is the most expensive in the country, tied with Manchester rivals United.

Here are some of the main findings.

Most expensive season ticket: Arsenal - £1,995

Most expensive programme: Leeds United - £4.00

Cheapest programme: Inverness CT — 50p

Most expensive tea: Manchester United and Manchester City - £3.50

Cheapest tea: Stevenage and Crawley - £1.00

Most expensive pie: Kidderminster - £4.00

Cheapest pie: Forfar Athletic, Albion Rovers, Alloa - £1.00

Cheapest pie in England: Accrington Stanley - £1.50

Cheapest place to watch football in Britain: Montrose - £10.60 for a day out

Number of the 92 football league clubs that offer a day out for under: £20 — 2 (down from 12 in 2011)

Number of the 42 Scottish football league club that offer a day out for under: £20 — 21

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