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Junior season ticket holders pay just £7 per Premier League match

Premier League junior season ticket holders pay an average of just £7 per match, according to a new ticketing study unveiled by the league itself.

More than 65,000 junior season ticket holders, typically under 16 and families, exist in the top flight of English football in 2019/20, the data from all 20 clubs shows.

The average cost for junior fans is £9 per match, when taking both individual matchday ticket and season-ticket prices into account. Overall, more than 1.5 million junior tickets will be sold in the Premier League this season, accounting for 12 per cent of all tickets.

The young adult category, typically defined by the 18-21 age range, has an average price of £21 per match. Seniors, typically aged 65 and over, also pay £21 on average. In total, concession ticket holders occupy more than a quarter of all seats across the Premier League.

“All our clubs are committed to ensuring as many people as possible can attend Premier League matches,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

“The Premier League is renowned for its great atmosphere and our stadiums have been more than 95 per cent full for the last seven seasons. Fanbases span generations and it is particularly pleasing to see low ticket prices for young supporters, ensuring that families can enjoy attending matches together.”

The average ticket price across the Premier League in 2019/20 is £32, with the majority of supporters paying under £30. More than half of the total number of tickets are sold at less than the full listed price due to concessionary pricing and discounting, the Premier League found.

Season-ticket holders make a total saving of more than £16m because of early-bird deals, renewals, or long-term purchase offers, according to the survey, which was compiled in conjunction with EY.

Masters added: “We have been conducting this study for four years and prices have remained consistent during that time, with many ticket prices frozen.

“It shows there are numerous offers providing value for money and hopefully gives fans a detailed insight into the cost of tickets across the Premier League.”

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