Sports minister hoping for cheaper Premier League ticket prices

Hugh Robertson, the minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has called on Premier League clubs to lower their ticket prices in order to make football more affordable to supporters, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Robertson has made the comments following the release of the BBC’s Price of Football survey, which has shown that the overall price of a ticket in the Premier League and the Football League has fallen by 2.4%.

He said: “It is good news for fans but it does come after a long period of incremental rises year on year. The key thing is that it is replicated in years to come. I think clubs are beginning to understand what fans are going through and to adjust their prices accordingly.

It’s not for the Government to tell individual clubs where to price their tickets but I just hope clubs across the board seek to do all they can to make football an affordable pursuit for individuals and for families.

Arsenal remain the most expensive club to watch across England’s top four divisions, with the costliest ticket available at the Emirates Stadium priced at £126, while overall attendances have fallen by an average of 5% between 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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