Tottenham Hotspur: BBC Price of Football survey findings revealed

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 November 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mates during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Wembley, London.

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mates during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Wembley, London.

PA Wire/PA Images

An average fan would spend £1,219 supporting Tottenham Hotspur this season, according to the latest BBC Price of Football survey.

The results were released on Thursday night, with data collected from clubs in the top five divisions of English football.

By adding together the cost of a club’s cheapest season ticket, TV sport subscription and adult shirt, as well as a pie, cup of tea and programme for each game, the BBC calculated how much it would cost a fan to support their club.

The survey reveals Spurs fans could have spent their £1,219 elsewhere by buying 122 months of music streaming, 487 cappuccinos, 25 video games or 39 grams of gold.

The north Londoners’ lowest-priced season ticket of £645 is the fourth highest in the Premier League, with Huddersfield Town the best value at £100, while Arsenal have the most expensive at £891.

Tottenham were in a relegation battle when it came to the price per home goal category, with fans ‘spending’ £16.28 to see Spurs score in front of their own fans, the fifth worst rate in the league.

The price of a replica adult Spurs shirt reflected badly, with the cost at £60 higher than the league average by £9.10.

The cost of a replica child Tottenham shirt of £48 is £7.75 higher than the league average.

Spurs fans are also out of pocket when it comes to the price of a cup of tea, which at £2.20 is 8p higher than the league average; a pie, which is 65p higher than the league average at £4.30; and a programme, which at £3.50 is 10p more expensive than the league average.

• The BBC surveyed all clubs from the top five men’s leagues in England, the top four Scottish leagues, the premier divisions in Northern Ireland and Wales, and the two Women’s Super Leagues. Ballinamallard, Coleraine, Crusaders, Dungannon, Linfield and Warrenpoint failed to respond.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News


Bostik Premier: Staines Town 4 (Buchanan 12, Miller-Rodney 15, Worsfold 54, Ahmidi 68) Hendon 0

Yesterday, 16:30

An Errol McKellar Celebrity XI will do battle with Martin Ling’s London Legends on May 27 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and East Herts Mind Network

Yesterday, 15:00

Herts/Middlesex One: Saracens Amateurs 22 UCS Old Boys 19

Yesterday, 13:30

The Dane was the star of the show on Saturday, although he conceded they probably could have done better with ‘certain situations’

Yesterday, 10:18

Middlesex have confirmed the signing of Australian Ashton Agar, who will join the club for this year’s Vitality Blast tournament.

Yesterday, 09:30

The 52-year-old put pressure on Spurs in the build-up to the game and they responded in fine fashion at the Liberty Stadium

Yesterday, 08:15

Arsenal’s experience of crunch games will come to the fore as they aim to keep alive hopes of further silverware this season, says England legend Sue Smith.


Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now