Date: 2nd August 2011 at 10:00pm
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A recent BBC Sport survey suggests that of all 92 league football teams, Liverpool FC are the most expensive team to watch. It is said that even if you were to buy the cheapest available ticket at Anfield, which is currently £39, and take into account additional costs, such as the price of a programme, you would be spending £46.50 to be watching the Reds.

For instance, in comparison to our cheapest tickets at £39, Manchester United charge £28 for theirs and even in swanky Chelsea, supporters can pay just £23.50 to watch the Blues.

Of course, if you were to look at these statistics alone, it would be a grossly unfair reflection on reality. Although Liverpool do charge the most for their cheapest ticket, the most expensive is just £48, meaning the range between the cheapest and most expensive tickets is just £9.

This is in stark contrast to clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal, who charge £87 and £100 respectively for the most expensive seats.

It is, however, worrying reading, especially as the ongoing saga regarding the future of Anfield is still no further down the line than it was five years ago.

The club has to raise prices due to the limited capacity, but even so, we are not generating anywhere near as much revenue from ticket sales as the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. This has severely hampered Liverpool managers of late in the transfer market, and FSG have generously forked out their own money to support King Kenny – money which may otherwise have come from increased ticket sales.

The Gunners, who moved from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2006, are a perfect example of how a new stadium can dramatically increase funds available to the club. The fact that Arsene Wenger refuses to spend any of this money is purely because his attitude is like that of a stubborn toddler.

For all involved at Liverpool Football Club – FSG, Kenny Dalglish, and ourselves, the fans – the right decision must be made. Whatever the decision may be, finding a solution to our stadium concerns is a must.


9 responses to “Why Liverpool are the most expensive team to watch”

  1. chris says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !

  2. Mike says:

    Liverpool are also the most boring team to watch too!

  3. Felderkirk says:

    Amazing how low morale is at the moment when you consider we’ve got new owners and we’re constantly bring told to be optimistic. The club needs to make some kind of gesture soon to calm the fans down. Either a decent signing for a change or a decision on the stadium. Something fucking productive and decisive.

  4. StevieG, Walton, Liverpool says:

    Mike!! Get a life mate!! Liverpool boring!! LFC played the most exciting European Cup final ever!! The most exciting UEFA final ever!! The most exciting FA Cup ever!! Two 4-3 games against Newcastle, quite possibly the most exciting Premier League games ever!! Just wait until King Kenny’s team starts motoring!! We will be the most exciting Team this season too!!

  5. michael says:

    cant wait for the season to get going. i guess 100mil spent since jan isnt a big enough gesture for some people. we have a much better squad and far better manager than we have had in years plus kenny comes into the league when the top teams are not too great. cheer up

  6. Mike says:

    Sorry guys I really am . I’m just upset cos I got my mother pregnant and I want to call my son (or is it my brother?) alex ferguson . Apparently my dad is my brother and my sister is my aunt ?? Fuck I’m really confused now ! Being a manc living in manchester is a shit life and I keep telling my mother to use the pill but she keeps taking ray poison for some reason . Maybe this is what life is meant to be like when the pest control come to feed us in the sewers . I meet my hero Gary Neville the other day and he has shown me how to rim Alex ferguson . You see this is what we all do in Manchester . We are all cobble stone pidgeon eating mancs ! How I wish were as succsesful as Liverpool !!! It pisses me off that even after 22 years we still can’t be called the most succsesful club in the UK . I tried to sneak in to Liverpool once but they kicked the shut out of me as I got on the Kop I forgot to take my united shirt off and ended up in hospital on a traction for six months and sucking soup through a straw !!! All I wanted to do was follow LFC ! But they smelt a Rat !

  7. Darren says:

    All I have to say is: Blackburn Rovers the best value for money! Hahahahaha! They might be the cheapest but they are also one of worse teams to watch! You pay to watch quality!

  8. Micky-G says:

    the ONLY reason Reds supporters pay more is because we have a smaller ground and millions of fans who want in! Once we get a bigger stadium you’d expect some cheaper seating.