Hammers fans only need to work for just over 19 hours to pay off their season ticket, while Liverpool rank bottom on over 48
WEST HAM fans already have something to celebrate… as it’s been revealed they are the most affordable team to follow in the Premier League.
Ahead of what is set to be an exciting 2017-18 season, TicketGum have conducted a study to find out which clubs are the most – and least – fan-friendly.
The Hammers came out on top based on how many hours it would take a fan to work in their home city in order to pay off the most affordable season ticket.
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A season ticket at the London Stadium can be bought for just £289, with the average weekly wage for a local fan £591.50.
That means Irons fans need only work for 19 hours and 33 minutes in order to buy a ticket to all 19 home matches next term.
That is a whole hour ahead of the next best value for money – newly-promoted Huddersfield – at 20 hours and 33 minutes of work required to pay of the season pass.
Amazingly, mega-bucks side Manchester City come in third at 21 hours and 38 minutes thanks to a cheap £299 season ticket on offer.
Burnley and Watford complete the top five most fan-friendly clubs, as the only other clubs requiring less than 30 hours of work to pay off the ticket fee.
However, it’s bad news for Liverpool at the other end of the table, with the cheapest season ticket for fans a whopping £685.
That coupled with the average weekly wage of £567.30, means fans would need to work a whopping 48 hours and 18 minutes in order to pay off the ticket – or more than two days solid.
That’s over SIX hours more than 19th-placed Tottenham on 42 hours and one minute – despite a more expensive season ticket at £695.
Southampton, Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United complete the top six worst offenders, with the Gunners’ most affordable season ticket an astronomical £891.
A spokesperson for TicketGum said: “This research is certainly fascinating.
“Whilst the focus always tends to be on who offers the cheapest and most expensive season tickets in the Premier League based on just the price, this research provides a more insightful approach.
“With residents in the towns and cities the Premier League clubs are based in making a significant proportion of the season ticket holders, taking into account the respective areas average weekly wages provides a better and truer indication of how affordable the season tickets really are for local supporters”.
Check out the full results for all 20 clubs in our table, above…