How Much Does a Goal Cost Premier League Spectators?

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The BBC’s Price of Football 2016 report shed light on how much every home goal costs average fans in the Premier League. Arsenal fans had to fork out £32.71 for every goal they saw. On the other hand, Manchester City fans enjoyed the best ticket price to goal ratio, handing over just £6.36 to say a goal at their home games. Read more on the indy100.

This chart shows the cost of seeing one goal based on 2015/16 ticket prices and home results.

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Goals Come With a Hefty Price Tag at the Emirates

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Arsenal is renowned for its astronomical prices when it comes to the fan experience. Ticket prices are consistently the highest in the country and show no sign of falling down into line with the rest of the Premier League. While the Gunners had a decent season last year, finishing second to an astonishing Leicester, the cost of a goal in the Emirates Stadium for the home spectators was the highest in the league. Calculated by dividing the cost of the cheapest season ticket (£1,014) by the number of home goals (31), the cost per goal was £32.71. Down at the other end of the scale is Manchester City, where fans can see a goal for every £6.36 they spend.

This chart shows the cost for a fan in the stadium per goal scored by the home team in the English Premier League.

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How Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri’s Salary Measures Up

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Claudio Ranieri’s feat in leading Leicester to the Premier League title was remarkable but so too is his salary by football standards. One of Statista’s recent infographics featured in the indy100 shows that Ranieri was paid £1.5 million this season, roughly the same amount as Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. Ranieri has reportedly received a £1.7 million bonus for winning the league and is due a new deal worth £3 million next year. However, he is still paid far less than Arsene Wenger or Louis van Gaal.

This chart shows Claudio Ranieri’s salary compared to other Premier League managers at the start of the 2015/2016 season.

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Leicester City Displace Football’s Financial Elite

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Leicester City has won the Premier League with two games to spare, marking one of the greatest achievements in the history of sport. It’s 21 years since a team other than Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United have won the title and the Foxes’ fairytale story shows that you cannot always buy success. When the season kicked off in September, Manchester City’s squad was valued at £411 million. Leicester City won the Premier League this year despite having a squad worth a mere £53 million.

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