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Premier League tickets cheaper than you think

English Premier League tickets for the 2017-18 cost fans an average of £32 ($43/€36), according to research by the league and professional services company Ernst & Young.

Through data collected from all 20 clubs, it is apparent that more than half of all clubs charge their fans £30 or less to watch a match.

Following the three-season £30 cap on away tickets that was implemented last season, the average away price has dropped to £26. In addition, 33 per cent of away tickets are at or below that cap, according to the research.

“The loyal and passionate support of attending fans is hugely appreciated by clubs, their managers and players, and the Premier League,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.

“This research shows the excellent value clubs are offering across the League and the impressive commitment of their fans. I hope it will challenge commonly held perceptions about the cost of attending Premier League football and encourage even more people to consider going to a match.”

The research also highlights that 34 per cent of all available Premier League season tickets have been sold below the full price. This statistic is due to the many early-bird and loyalty discounts. These offers have saved football fans upwards of £10m throughout the season.

In addition, the total capacity of fans attending Premier League games has reached 800,000 across the 20 clubs, setting a new record for the league.

Season ticket holders make up close to three-quarters of all supporters at games.