Day out at Pompey a bargain, stats prove

A cup of tea at Fratton Park costs �1, one of the cheapest prices in the football league
A cup of tea at Fratton Park costs �1, one of the cheapest prices in the football league

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FRATTON Park is one of the cheapest grounds in the football league to get a cup of tea.

A football study has been released which gives a breakdown of the costs of match tickets, shirts, programmes, pies and cups of tea at every league ground.

It shows that a cup of tea at Pompey’s home ground costs £1 – lower than an average of £1.57 across League Two.

Football shirts are also below average at £39.99 for an adult shirt, with some clubs charging as much as £44. The average price is £40.62.

It remains one of the cheapest grounds to watch football in the south with a day out costing £27 per person. Meanwhile, up the road at St Mary’s, Southampton charge £2.50 for a cup of tea – the joint-highest price in England – and £50 for an adult shirt.

The cheapest match-day ticket is £20, compared to an average of £18.21.

Chief executive of Pompey Mark Catlin said: ‘This survey is always interesting reading as it allows us to see how we compare as a club with our peers. In general terms we are pleased to see that our prices charged are at least in line with others in our division.

‘Although we are in League Two, as a club we have significantly higher overheads due to our relative size and the age of our stadium.’