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Aston Villa lead the way in Premier League season ticket price rises

A survey of Premier League season tickets shows that seven clubs have raised their prices ahead of the 2019-20 season.

According to figures collected by the Daily Mirror, fans of newly promoted Aston Villa face the biggest hike with season tickets up 15 per cent to £370.

Another club returning to the top flight, Sheffield United, will charge supporters 11 per cent more at £357.50.

One of the most contentious rises is at Newcastle United, with fans upset at the departure of manager Rafael Benitez and a number of players. They will pay £600 – five per cent more – to watch their team in 2019-20.

Crystal Palace, Brighton, Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also raised their prices.

Arsenal’s season tickets remain the most expensive at £891 despite freezing prices for a fifth consecutive season. Gunners fans, concerned about empty seats at the Emirates Stadium, have called for changes in ticketing arrangements in a statement issued to owner Stan Kroenke.

10 clubs have kept costs the same, according to the Mirror, while Southampton dropped their lowest season ticket price from £570 to £399 after introducing 2,000 cheaper season tickets.

The cheapest in the league is £320 at West Ham United.

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), speaking to the Mirror, said: “The FSA believes all Premier League clubs have enough revenue to reduce matchday costs.”

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