How do Morecambe shape up in the ‘Price of Football’?

Morecambe FC's Globe Arena
Morecambe FC's Globe Arena

Morecambe has been named as the club with the most expensive season ticket outside of the Championship.

Figures published in the BBC’s annual ‘Price of Football’ survey see the Shrimps come top in their ‘dearest season ticket’ category with a price of £519.

It works out at £59 more expensive than their nearest challenger in League Two, Exeter City, whose most expensive deal works out at £460.

Not only is it more expensive than the rest of the clubs in League Two and League One, it also costs more than the corresponding ticket for 11 clubs plying their trade in the Championship, not to mention Premier League clubs Huddersfield Town (£299), Swansea City (£489) and West Bromwich Albion (£499).

However, at the other end of the scale, the Shrimps also have one of the least expensive season tickets in the country at £219.

Only five other clubs in the top four divisions have a cheaper season ticket option with only Newport County (£195) charging less in League Two.

The other four clubs are Huddersfield Town (£100), Bradford City (£149), Charlton Athletic (£175) and Rochdale (£200).

A cheapest single ticket of £17 compares favourably against half the sides in League Two, though the most expensive single ticket of £26 is second only to Colchester United’s £29.

Fans visiting the Globe Arena will find the cheapest single ticket of £17 making Morecambe one of the division’s better-priced options, while only six clubs charge less for the most expensive option of £21.

All League Two clubs charge £3 per programme with the exception of Wycombe Wanderers (£3.50), while the Shrimps are one of five clubs charging £3.50 per pie; only Coventry City charge more at £4.

Anyone wanting a cup of tea will have to to pay £1.80; cheaper, however, than 15 other clubs in League Two with Coventry City’s £2.50 drink proving the most expensive.

The Shrimps’ £42 adult replica shirt is one of the more expensive in the division, though the £32 junior offering is cheaper than around half the clubs in League Two.