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 Cost of football
Topic Originator: dpard  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 07:02

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49568957
Some dear costs in there. For what's on show most weeks, it's a wonder crowds haven't dropped more.

The flame still burns
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 07:58

Our 12-17 tickets are £75 or £65 for any additional when purchased with a adult.

Also I got in with my son at Arbroath for £20 for both of us, not sure on the quality of this research.



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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 08:00

In terms of matchday costs, the Pars seem to be pretty much in the middle of the Championship table.

However, what stands out are the costs for children (under 17) where we seem to be well out of kilter with the rest of the teams.

It is accepted that cash is king these days, but these kids are our future and we shouldn't be penalising them.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 10:25

Wow, our cost for kids/young adults is way out of proportion with the rest of the league. These are the people we need to be encouraging to come along and we’re pricing them out!

Do we actually charge £14 for an u12 single game ticket? Even £14 for the 12-17 category seems far too high.

Edit: just checked the official site and it’s £6 for u12s, which seems fairly reasonable.



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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 11:12

cant wait to get promoted for a 20-50% increase

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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 11:38

Walk up adult prices
Other SPFL Championship clubs

Alloa Athletic. £17
Arbroath £18
Ayr United. £18
Dundee. £24
Dundee U. £24
Morton £20
ICT £20
Partick Thistle £20
QoS £18

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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Blackandwhiteblood  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 12:37

Think of the criticism our board took on here last season for the free under 12 tickets etc. The club can't win it seems.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Parsbilly  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 12:39

some folk have different opinions then?

Football is way too expensive.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 13:53

It costs what it costs. Nobody is getting rich from Scottish football. When I see players driving around in Ferrari's I'll start to complain. Ticket money will barely cover the running costs of the club and getting a reasonably competitive team out on the park. The players at our level will be eeking out a modest living and no more. Most teams will do well to break even this season charging these prices so no complaints from me.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Blackandwhiteblood  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 13:55

Quote:

Parsbilly, Wed 11 Sep 12:39

some folk have different opinions then?

Football is way too expensive.


I agree with that. A lot is down to the poor media money the SFA and SPFL get. English clubs could in some cases charge nothing at the gate. Hence the reason football down south is relatively cheaper.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 14:09

Ticket costs £20 Tax man takes £8

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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Kerkey  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 15:07

Only in dundee does a cup of tea bag cost more than a pie!!!
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Granthamspar  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 15:36

It was 75p for the boys gate when I started visiting EEP in the early 80’s; or free if you climbed the roof and went in through the hole in the roof above the gents toilets......

Ross Smith
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 16:24

12.5p for me, or in other old world terms half a crown.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Captain Desmond Fancey  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 16:40

80p for me, plus there was the extra 10p for "transfer to enclosure"
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: AJ27  
Date:   Wed 11 Sep 16:50

I have no problem in the cost for me (although a bit more value for money would be welcome 😉) - it’s encouraging the youngsters in that’s the challenge - and it must be a nightmare for a family with a couple of kids.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 12 Sep 22:29

"Ticket costs £20 Tax man takes £8"

How does that work ?

Ticket would be £12 - an additional £8 represents 66.6% tax.

That can't be right, surely ?
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: Blackandwhiteblood  
Date:   Thu 12 Sep 23:06

Quote:

veteraneastender, Thu 12 Sep 22:29

"Ticket costs £20 Tax man takes £8"

How does that work ?

Ticket would be £12 - an additional £8 represents 66.6% tax.

That can't be right, surely ?


Vat and income tax maybe.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Thu 12 Sep 23:27

You only pay corporation tax on company profits after any allowable deductions. The club paid £121 in 2017 and £50 in 2018.

I think it would be £4 for the VAT.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 12 Sep 23:31

VE if tickets cost 20 and the taxman takes 8 then that doesn't represent a 66.6% rate.
Anyway its 20% vat so it would be 4 quid to the taxman.

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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 08:41

VAT on £20 is actually £3.33 as the £20 is £16.67 plus 20% thereof.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 09:43

I'm trying to find bit from supporters meeting. Where ross6mentioned how much we get from ticket sales. And how much tax man takes

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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 09:59

In his end-of-season review on 08/05/19 the chairman said the average net revenue from ticket sales was around £9 per ticket. This was after VAT but also match day costs like stewarding, safety, first aid, police and staff costs.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 10:18

Quote:

wee eck, Fri 13 Sep 08:41

VAT on £20 is actually £3.33 as the £20 is £16.67 plus 20% thereof.


Good point well made!
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 10:36

Can we not change the status of the club to a charitable organisation. The club do many charitable activities eg mental health and memory loss. Others may add giving away 3 points to other teams! If I'm correct Glasgow Celtic we're started as a charity, Father Winifred was instrumental in feeding nearby poor children. I don't know if they are still a charitable association.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 11:42

I'm not sure if the club would meet the definition of a charity but they did go for the CIC.
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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 14:49

"VE if tickets cost 20 and the taxman takes 8 then that doesn't represent a 66.6% rate.
Anyway its 20% vat so it would be 4 quid to the taxman."

£8 ADDED to a £12 base price is 66.6% increase according to my ancient calculator.

Maybe arithmetic has changed since my days in the Middle Ages education system !!!

"Vat and income tax maybe."

Income Tax has nothing to do with ticket prices.



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 Re: Cost of football
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Fri 13 Sep 14:51

Kids football teams are all charities, so I don’t see the difference?
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