Owls fans column: You can’t put a price on a day watching Sheffield Wednesday

Nearly 30,000 fans packed into Hillsborough for the match against Reading
Nearly 30,000 fans packed into Hillsborough for the match against Reading
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The BBC released the results of their annual Price of Football survey on Wednesday. Sheffield Wednesday came out of the list very well.

Derby County and The Owls have the cheapest match day tickets across all four league divisions. We also have the cheapest match day experience including pies and programmes.

Before we rejoice too much, the cheapest £10 adult tickets are only for two games this season. The next cheapest match day ticket is £25.

Even with this caveat the main point is Wednesday are trying to encourage supporters to attend games with lower prices.

Group tickets are available for the Watford game on Saturday to encourage families to the matches. This is vital for the club to nurture the next generation of fans.

There is a high price put on football but it’s all relative if the value you place on it is higher than the cost.

For me my season ticket work’s out at £19.19 per home game.

Living away from Sheffield now, these home games give me the opportunity to see family before, during and after the game.

Overall the cost, with travel, is between £30-£40 per game but the value to me goes beyond that price.

Football brings my family together. I hope clubs will continue to look at ways to keep reducing the cost for more families and friends to do the same.

As for the football itself, the BBC calculator tells me that based on my season ticket price and goals scored last season, each home goal is worth £8.46. This makes the Leeds game alone worth £50.76. If only they were all such good value.