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"In 1989-90, fans watched Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United play the very top clubs for a cheapest price of £3.50. With cumulative inflation of 77.1% since, according to the Bank of England, United supporters who stood on the Stretford End or United Road terraces then would now pay an equivalent £6.20 to watch Ferguson’s Premier League champions. But the cheapest ticket at all-seat Old Trafford this season is £28, lower than at other top clubs yet still representing inflation of 700%.

Matches against the clubs in Arsenal’s current category A price, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City, could be watched in 1989-90, on the North Bank at Highbury, for £5. Now, at the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium, which is becoming noted for high prices and including English football’s first £100 seat, the cheapest ticket for a category A game is £51. That represents inflation, since the Taylor Report, of 920%.”


(Source: Guardian)