Manchester City - Cheaper to watch than three Conference Premier clubs

Etihad Stadium

Premier League giants Manchester City have the cheapest basic season ticket in the top flight of English football.

The latest ticket price information is out and City come out favourably with a cheapest season ticket price of £299 for newly accessible seats as the club makes more room for new fans.

That means it’s cheaper to watch the former Premier League champions than it is to watch Halifax, Luton or Aldershot in the Conference Premier.

The reason for the low price of a season ticket with Manchester City is the result of a planned capacity increase, for football matches, at the Etihad Stadium from 47,000 to 60,000.

“The season tickets we are looking at, the extra seats in each end, will start at £299. That is where we are targeting, to introduce more affordable seats to more fans. That is the intention of this and to provide a stadium with an incredible atmosphere,” said head of infrastructure Peter Bradshaw.

Of course the context is different because City have more revenue streams which create extra funds, meaning they can afford to charge some extremely low season ticket prices.

They also have a much larger support base meaning a higher ratio of fans to take up the cheaper tickets meaning the cost can be reduced slightly.

It’s encouraging to see one of the richest clubs in English and European football trying to give something back at a time when money is so tight for the vast majority of the British public.

What do you think? What are you paying to watch your club?

image: © Free-ers

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch