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Bournemouth AFC: fans spend £1,848 over the season

If you support Bournemouth AFC and go to every away game, you’d better have some serious cash handy! New research estimates that with the cost of petrol, away game tickets and season tickets, you can expect to shell out around £1,848 over the season.

According to new research by Confused.com, the car savings site. Of all 20 teams, Arsenal fans will be paying the most for tickets this season when including the cost of season tickets, with the cheapest available costing a whopping £891.

Those willing to commit to the trip down south, or for Bournemouth fans venturing up north to Newcastle for example, will need to drive a whopping 708 miles there and back, spending approximately £75 to fuel their journey. Newcastle and Swansea fans will also face a 706 mile and £74 journey to play away.

 

Team Total miles to away games (return journey) Total cost in petrol Total cost of away game tickets Cost of cheapest available season ticket Total cost of season
Newcastle United 8,968 £945 £570 £392 £1,907
Swansea City 7668 £808 £570 £419 £1,797
AFC Bournemouth 6,908 £728 £570 £550 £1,848
Brighton & Hove Albion 6,570 £692 £570 £475 £1,737
Burnley 6,285 £622 £570 £329 £1,521
Southampton 5,942 £626 £570 £541 £1,737
Everton 5,819 £613 £570 £420 £1,603
Liverpool 5,754 £606 £570 £685 £1,861
Huddersfield Town 5,677 £598 £570 £1995 £1,367
West Ham United 5,609 £591 £570 £289 £1,450
Crystal Palace 5,575 £587 £570 £500 £1,657
Manchester United 5,437 £523 £570 £532 £1,625
Manchester City 5,401 £569 £570 £299 £1,438
Tottenham Hotspur 5,283 £557 £570 £695 £1,822
Chelsea 5,012 £528 £570 £595 £1,693
Arsenal 4,827 £509 £570 £891 £1,970
Stoke City 4,719 £498 £570 £294 £1,362
Watford 4,660 £491 £570 £403 £1,464
West Bromwich Albion 4,619 £487 £570 £380 £1,437
Leicester City 4,515 £476 £570 £380 £1,426

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