Aleksey
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English Football Tickets: Value For Money
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The BBC recently released their Price of Football survey for 2012. This leads naturally to the question: Where to get value for money? To answer this, I mashed up the BBC data with Premier League Club Accounts from 2010/11 previously from the Guardian Data Blog. If I want to see valuable players on the pitch, where do I get the best results for what I spend on my ticket? If I buy the cheapest match-day ticket, or the cheapest season ticket, what is the best buy? I did the analysis and produced the following.


COST OF TICKET VS. PLAYER SALARY: VALUE FOR MONEY
Cheapest match-day and season tickets vs. Wage bill; s you spend per m they spend

Data:
    [1] - Mapping the BBC's price of football data
    [2] - Premier League club accounts 2010/11: how in debt are they? Get the data
Notes:
    1 - 2010/11 Accounts data compared to 2012/13 ticket prices. There will have been some movement in the meantime


Notice that:
  • Manchester City offers consistently the best value, Blackpool by far the worst
  • Man City, Man United, and Chelsea all leverage lucrative overseas fanbases in order to deliver value-for-money in-stadium
  • Arsenal's match-day tickets are good value, but season tickets are poor. Tottenham somewhat similarly