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Premier League Season Ticket Sales Record

Tue 10th Sep 2013 | Money & Finance

The 2012/13 Barclay Premier League season was a record in terms of adult and junior supporters buying full season tickets despite concerns that ticket prices are spiraling out of control.

Total adult season ticket sales for last season were 476,776, beating the previous best in 2007/08 476,267. For all the latest football odds, including the EPL, visit the online betting at williamhill today. The 2012/13 figure is a 7% increase on 2004/05, the first season that the Premier League started compiling season ticket data.

There were particularly strong results in junior season tickets sales, with 58,546 sold during the 2012/13 campaign. Before last season the record for junior season ticket sales was 2008/09, when 58,313 were purchased. There has been a 26% increase in junior ticket sales across the Premier League since 2004/05.

Everton introduced a £95 season ticket for under-11s during the 2012/13 season and a £149 ticket for those aged 12-16. Thanks to these measures, the number of under-16s securing a full season ticket at Goodison Park rose 39%.

Newcastle United  now claim to have Europe's largest family enclosure area for 2013/14 after extending it to a capacity of almost 8,200. They have introduced a combined adult and child season ticket costing £483. If supporters sign up to a 10-year deal, which freezes the price of their ticket for 10 years and offers them the option to leave the agreement at the end of any season without penalty, the ticket is £417 for the two each season. Newcastle are now almost at full occupancy in the family enclosure area.

Aston Villa have also introduced a special offer in family season tickets for two adults and two children. A combined season ticket for two adults and two children under the age of eight start at £650 and the equivalent package for two children under 16 costs from £695. These tickets work out to £8.55 per person per game for families with the under-8 tickets and £9.14 for those with children under 16.

Arsenal launched the ‘Young Guns’ Enclosure for the 2013/14 season, an area for supporters aged 12 to 16 with access to 1,000 tickets to every weekend category B and C Premier League match for a fixed price of £10.

Cathy Long, Head of Supporter Services at the Premier League said: “Making football more attractive and more affordable for families is something clubs have worked hard at over the last few years.

“Premier League football is increasingly a family affair - 29% of fans attend with children, and the clubs are doing a better job in making football more accessible to them. Back in 2009 76% of parents thought clubs catered well for their need, but that had increased to 87% last season.”

Full Premier League adult and junior season ticket data from 2004/05 to 2012/13.

Season   Total Adult Sales   Total Junior Sales
2012/13   476,776                 58,546
2011/12   457,151                 56,024
2010/11   461,334                 58,106
2009/10   455,617                 57,097
2008/09   475,128                 58,313
2007/08   476,267                 56,235
2006/07   450,998                 52,494
2005/06   448,655                 49,101
2004/05   445,281                 46,325

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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