Revealed: The cost of following Sunderland and Newcastle United

Stadium of Light. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Stadium of Light. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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The cost of following Sunderland or Newcastle United remains similar – despite the latter’s drop into the second tier this season.

The annual BBC Price of Football study has today been published.

St James's Park.

St James's Park.

It shows that the cheapest single ticket price at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light is £25 – a figure only three clubs in the top flight can better.

Newcastle do offer some tickets for £24 in the Championship, but their cheapest season ticket price, at £428, is more expensive than Sunderland’s £350.

The Black Cats’ figure is only cheaper at two rival grounds in the Premier League game, while Newcastle’s is more than £100 more expensive than the Championship average of £322.83.

George Forster, chairman of Sunderland AFC Supporters’ Association, said: “Sunderland are reasonably priced, especially compared to many of the Premier League clubs. Football is a lot more expensive than it used to be, in part because of the salaries of the players now.

“The prices at Sunderland have gone up over the years, but that’s no different than anywhere else and they’ve always been pretty fair.”

Arsenal fans have to shell out among the most expensive prices in the Premier League, with the dearest season ticket there setting supporters back an eye-watering £2,013, and the most popular costing £1,014.

Sunderland also offer one of the cheapest cups of tea in the top flight (£2.30) – the same price as Newcastle, who have more expensive pies (£3.50 to Sunderland’s £3.10).

SUNDERLAND AFC vs Rest of Premier League prices:

Pie: £3.10 (League average £3.49)

Tea: £2.30 (League average £2.07)

Programme: £3 (League average £3.35)

Junior shirt: £44.99 (League average £39.33)

Adult shirt: £49.99 (League average £49.72)

Lowest single ticket: £25 (League average £29.05)

Highest single ticket: £35 (League average £53.65)

Most popular ticket: £25 (League average N/A)

Popular ticket price range: £21-£30 (League average N/A)

Cheapest season ticket: £350 (League average £479.89)

Most expensive season ticket: £505 (League average £886.33)

Most popular season ticket: £350 (League average N/A)

Cheapest adult away: £29 (League average £28.28)

Most expensive adult away: £30 (League average £29.44)

Cheapest match day: £33.40 (League average £37.96)

Most expensive match day: £43.40 (League average £62.56)

NEWCASTLE UNITED vs Rest of Championship prices

Pie: £3.50 (League average £3.32)

Tea: £2.30 (League average £2.08)

Programme: £3 (League average £3.10)

Junior shirt: £36.99 (League average £34.66)

Adult shirt: £47.99 (League average £45.50)

Lowest single ticket: £24 (League average £22.11)

Highest single ticket: £37 (League average £36.13)

Most popular ticket: £27 (League average £25.94)

Cheapest season ticket: £428 (League average £322.83)

Most expensive season ticket: £639 (League average £568.15)

Most popular season ticket: £467 (League average £364.69)

Cheapest adult away: £24 (League average £20.98)

Most expensive adult away: £32 (League average £31.57)

Cheapest match day: £32.80 (League average N/A)

Most expensive match day: £45.80 (League average N/A)