Derby County ranked ninth out of 24 teams for value for money, over the first six games of the 2018/19 Championship season.
Analysing all Championship clubs, having each played six home games each, based on the average ticket price and goals scored Derby came mid-table.
Value for Money?
With the average adult ticket for away fans travelling to Pride Park priced at £25, and 15 goals being scored at the ground by both the home and away sides – it equates to £1.67 per goal.
However, it’s dimmer reading for the travelling fans who come to Pride Park. Away teams have scored only six of the 15 goals. Therefore, they’d be more than likely to witness the home side scoring over the own side.
But for home fans it is a different story.
You're driving fans away with these policies and ticket prices. Do you have any idea how expensive it is for people who can't afford season tickets to take their families to games? Especially if they live live some distance away from Derby as many do.
— Ed Robinson (@oswaldheap) October 22, 2018
For the upcoming game against Aston Villa, which Derby County fan Ed Robinson is referring to, the prices are as follows:
So does that make it value for money for home fans?
Rams supporter Thomas Betteridge said: “I’d rather watch the game on TV, having already paid for Sky Sports. So why pay £20/30 when I can watch it in the comfort of my own home, with a beer?”
In comparison, West Bromwich Albion top the table. Their away ticket price is on average £20, but they have seen the most goals in the six home games played at the Hawthorns. They have the best pound-per-goal ratio, with a total of 27 goals scored. This means that away fans are spending just 72p per goal which is the best value for money in the Championship.
At the other end of the table is Middlesbrough. Despite having the fourth (=) highest ticket in the Championship, priced at £30 on average, there has only been scored nine goals scored at the Riverside. This works out to £3.33 per goal.
Leeds United have the most expensive ticket for away fans at £38. Elland Road has seen 14 goals scored this season, which calculates to £2.71 per goal.
Travelling Fans’ Guide:
Derby host league leaders Sheffield United at home this weekend and Blades’ fans will be interested to know the pubs, restaurants and prices ahead of the match.
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A train from Sheffield to Derby takes approximately 30 minutes and will only cost around £9, while at the local Wetherspoons a pint of beer is £3.
A programme is £2.50 and a pie inside the ground is £4. While they also have an on-site restaurant ‘The Yard.’
In terms of price, United’s away trip to Derby won’t be too expensive.
And if they get a couple of goals, it will be value for money.