Price of football is the highest in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is one of the most expensive places to watch football games in the country, according to a survey carried out by the BBC.

The Price of Football is an annual survey carried out by the broadcaster which looks at everything from ticket fares to the price of a pie.

Out of all of the local teams, Sheffield Wednesday have the most expensive match day ticket in the Championship. It costs £41 for the best seats at Hillsborough, whilst an obstructed view will still set you back £20.

Millers fans took to Twitter to express their anger:

The average figure for the league is around £10 less than the price paid by United fans at Bramall Lane.

To the north, Millers and Tykes fans have to pay even more for so called “cheap seats” in the New York and Oakwell grounds at £25.

For comparison, if you wanted to head to our nearest Premier League team, Manchester City, the cheapest match day ticket would cost £35 and its equivalent season ticket is over £100 cheaper at the Etihad Stadium.

Women’s football league, WSL2, remains the cheapest league in the country. Season ticket holders pay only £32 to see Sheffield FC Ladies or a flat fee of £4 on match days.

We asked users how much they would be willing to pay on match day:

Over 50% wanted to pay less than the Championship average for their match day viewing with around 1/5 respondents willing to pay prices that are only available in the lower leagues of men’s and women’s football.

With Premier League officials determined to reduce ticket prices in the next few years many fans are hoping that the Championship will follow suit soon.