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West Ham United fans to spend less on tickets and travel for league games than any other Premier League club in London

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 August 2017

West Ham United fans will pay £1,450 to follow their club this year (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

West Ham United fans will pay £1,450 to follow their club this year (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Research carried out by confused.com leaves Hammers top of the table compared to supporters of rival capital teams

A table showing how much fans of London Premier League clubs will spend over the course of a season (pic: confused.com)A table showing how much fans of London Premier League clubs will spend over the course of a season (pic: confused.com)

West Ham United fans will be the least out of pocket among supporters of Premier League clubs in London this season, according to research carried out by confused.com.

The Hammers fans will spend a combined £1,450 over the course of a league season on tickets, as well as petrol for away games – over £200 less than any of their capital rivals, with the club boasting the cheapest season ticket in London at just £289.

It will, though, cost West Ham supporters more in petrol (£591) to travel to away league games, the highest among supporters of London teams.

While Hammers fans fare well compared to other London clubs, Stoke City supporters will spend the least this season on tickets and petrol at just £1,362.

“Being a football fan is a very expensive hobby, and it doesn’t just stop at the cost of tickets,” said confused.com motoring editor Amanda Stretton.

“Supporters will have to pay £607 on petrol over the course of the season, on average, and that goes without factoring in the added cost of parking.

“However, there are ways fans can keep costs down as much as possible. It’s worth benchmarking the average cost of petrol against the price of a designated coach to see which is cheaper, and there is always the option of car sharing with other supporters.

“Fans can also save money by finding the cheapest fuel stations in their area online using the Confused.com fuel price comparison service.”


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