Sheffield Wednesday have highest ticket prices in Championship - Price Of Football survey

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Sheffield Wednesday FC have the highest individual ticket prices in the Championship, a survey has revealed.

The annual BBC Price of Football survey revealed that the Owls charge £52 for a category A-star game, although the club has yet to implement the price so far this season.

Hillsborough Stadium Images

Hillsborough Stadium Images

It was also revealed that Wednesday have the second highest priced adult replica shirt, at £48, and the most expensive junior shirt, £40.

Only Ipswich Town and Fulham offered more expensive season tickets than the Owls.

After early bird reductions, it costs £760 for a South Stand season ticket.

Travelling fans coming to Hillsborough will fork out up to £39 – the most expensive in the league.

Sheffield Wednesday defended the ticket prices.

A club spokesperson said: “Sheffield Wednesday are committed to offering affordable pricing for all our supporters as illustrated by the extremely flexible pricing category structure introduced for 2015-16, together with a range of ticketing initiatives.

“Fundamentally, we offer significant savings for season ticket holders and official club members, who are consistently rewarded for their loyalty and financial commitment.”

Meanwhile at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United can boast the cheapest Football League cuppa in Yorkshire.

Tea drinkers can snap up a brew for £1.60 at the League One club.

But only Millwall and Chesterfield had more expensive season tickets than the Blades in League One.

Twenty-three home games can cost up to £490 at Bramall Lane.

And at £45, United had the most expensive replica shirt.

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said:

“Football League clubs continue to offer compelling football at a price that is affordable, particularly for those buying season tickets who are rewarded for their loyalty and financial commitment with the best value ticket offerings.

“The significant numbers of season ticket holders at matches, along with ever-greater numbers of young fans, has resulted in the average price paid per paying spectator being as low as £14 across the League’s 72 clubs.

“Clearly others, such as adults and those paying on the day, will usually pay more. Clubs therefore need to ensure that their ticketing policies provide the right balance between fair value for supporters and generating the income that sustains on-field performance, which overwhelmingly they do.”