Derby County offer fans Premier League adult season tickets for just £142.50

Derby County fans have been offered the chance to potentially watch their side against Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and others for less than £150 for the season - we look how it compares to other prices around the country.

The Derby County official site this morning confirmed that fans could end up paying just £142.50 for their season ticket next year as an incentive to encourage fans to book their seat early.

The official prices for the season tickets next year at the iPro Stadium start from £285 for adults, £190 for 65+, £170 for 75+. £150 for young adults, £115 for Under 18s, £85 for Under 15s and £65 for Under 13s in Category E areas of the iPro Stadium, i.e. the cheap seats.

However, the official pricing of season tickets doesn't paint the whole picture because of an incentive put forward by the club.

The incentive stipulates that ALL supporters purchasing a Season Ticket before Sunday 16th March 2014 will be guaranteed half their money back if the Rams are promoted to the Barclays Premier League this season. 

Currently sitting in 4th place in the Championship and bedded comfortably in the play-off positions, it would take an astronomical turn of fortunes for Steve McClaren and his men not to secure a top 6 position. Therefore, it stands to reason that there is a good chance the East Midland's side could be playing Premier League football in 2015.

Manchester City are currently the cheapest side in the Premier League to watch, with season tickets available for just £299. Despite offering ridiculous value for money, especially with the superstars that play for the club, it still remains double what Derby fans could be paying next season.

Arsenal still remain the most expensive side in the division, with the cheapest season ticket costing a whopping £985 - nearly 7 times what Derby fans could potentially pay.

And the most startling fact is if Derby are promoted the fans that decided to take the offer put forward by the club will ultimately enjoy the cheapest season ticket in the division.

Hopefully for the sake of football more clubs follow this example.

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