Football has been evolving into a global sport, year after year, the beautiful game is well and truly being recognised as “The World Game”. And this evolution is great for the sport; the passion shared by the supporters is unequivocal throughout the World. But despite resources such as the television and the internet, following the game (and your favourite side) is becoming increasingly difficult. Not only the local supporters suffer, but fans from abroad (who share the same passion) are finding it nearly impossible to watch their favourite sides in front of their own eyes. Locals aren’t able to get to as many games due to the rising prices, and the global fanbase is required to carefully plan a savings pattern to be able to afford a ticket at the stadium. It’s almost developing into a rich man’s game.
While winning titles, signing the best players is essential for any football club, catering to your fanbase (both global and local) is just as important. Clubs have developed into a financial institution, and look more at earning a decent profit, rather than satisfying the supporters. The fans are the bread & butter of the football clubs, it would be impossible for the club to sustain itself without the fans (and their pockets). Experts have constantly been examining these rising prices, and drawing conclusions.
The guys at www.netvouchercodes.co.uk have prepared an interesting infographic showcasing “The Cost of Football” in the UK, looking at each club and even drawing comparisons to the much more economical, Bundesliga. They have taken a look at the prices of items such as replica shirts, tickets and how much it is to buy a pie to see what it literally costs to be a football fan.
The Cost Of Football – An infographic by the team at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk