Nottingham’s football clubs may be exciting their fans on the pitch, but now a new study shows just how much money their supporters have to fork out on a match day.
This season’s BBC Price of Football study covers 176 clubs in England, Scotland and Wales and compares the cost of match day staples such as tickets, programmes and the essential half-time pie.
Nottingham Forest, who currently sit second in the Championship on the same points as leaders Norwich, compare well within the division when it comes to season ticket prices.
Fans of Stuart Pearce’s men can purchase season tickets for as little as £389, all the way to the highest price of £617.
Across the cheapest season tickets in the division, the average is £334.33, while the most expensive average price comes in at £573.50.
Those who wish to purchase their tickets on the gate at the City Ground will find themselves paying the best price of £20 – with the cheapest across the Championship averaging £20.03.
The priciest match day ticket to watch the Reds costs £35 and matches up well with the average price of £35.02.
When considering the cost of a match day ticket as well as a pie (£3), a cup of tea (£2.10) and a programme, (£3) a day out at Forest comes in at £28.10 – just over the average of £27.78.
Over the road at Notts County, you’ll find yourself shelling out £29.50 for a day of entertainment – the fourth highest in League One.
This includes the price of a pie at £2.70, a tea for £1.80 and the match day programme for £3.
The Magpies are behind the majority of their League One rivals when it comes to the cheapest gate ticket – with their price of £22 comparing poorly against Rochdale’s bargain of £15.
Only two other clubs in the division charge more for their cheapest seats, but figures look slightly better when comparing the most expensive ticket.
The best seat at Meadow Lane comes at a cost of £24 and is far better value for money than Colchester’s £30.
County find themselves in the higher reaches when it comes to the best available season ticket price.
Only five teams charge more, including Chesterfield at a whopping £345, charge more for their most basic season ticket.
The most Notts County charge for a season’s worth of football is £420 – a snip on Chesterfield’s best season ticket at £550.
In response to the BBC study, County have put on a ticket promotion for this Saturday’s home tie versus Crawley Town – with adults and concession tickets costing £12 and under-16s entry discounted to just £2.