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Revealed: Premier League is the most expensive dream in European Football and the gap between the rest of Europe is just increasing

  • The Premier League holds 15 out of 20 of the most expensive matches in Europe for the upcoming 2019/20
  • Liverpool is the most expensive team in Europe with the highest ticket average at ~ €575 per ticket to attend a home match.
  • The Premier League has the highest number of teams in the top 50 most expensive teams in terms of ticket average with a total of 17 teams.
  • There is an overall increase of about ~13% in the average ticket prices in the Premier League compared to the past two seasons in the resale market.

The Premier League season has been exhilarating so far and with last season’s European success, the Premier League has cemented itself as the leading league in Europe in terms of sponsorships, demand and viewership from fans.

We at seatpick.com believe that the ticket market is a great way to measure real demand from fans, as it is completely driven by supply and demand. We decided to dive into the data and see if the Premier League is in-fact the biggest league in Europe and if there is an increasing gap between the rest of the European leagues.

We analysed the top 5 leagues in Europe from over 20 different ticket sites and looked at the average ticket prices of each league, we found that the Premier League is leading the way with an average of  €221 per ticket.

Coming in second is the Spanish La Liga with an average of €186 per ticket, close by is the Seria A with an average of €174, then the Bundesliga with €171 and finally the French league.

The biggest change in percentage increase does come from the Premier League, compared to the past two seasons, there is an increase of 13% in terms of the average ticket prices that were recorded across the league.

The Most Expensive Teams in European Football in the 2019/20 season

When looking to find which football league is the most expensive in Europe, a good indicator is obviously the average season ticket price on the resale market, as well as how many teams each league represents in the top 50 most expensive teams in Europe.

From our findings, It is clear that the Premier League has the highest number of teams in the top 50 most expensive teams by ticket average with a total of 17 teams, Liverpool FC being the most expensive team in Europe.

The European average resale ticket prices for the 2019/20 season
The Most Expensive Football Teams In Europe in the 2019/20 season by ticket Average price on the resale market.

The most expensive matches in Europe in the 2019/20 season

In addition, we examined which league has the most expensive matches this season and found that out of 20 of the most expensive matches, the Premier League is responsible for 15 of them.

Other noticeable matches that made the list are the 2 massive Spanish El Classico clashes between Real Madrid and Fc Barcelona and the 2 German clashes of the “der Klassiker” – Bayern vs Dortmund.

The most expensive matches in Europe in the 2019/20 season
The most expensive matches in Europe in the 2019/20 season – analysed from 20 different ticket markets

The average ticket price for a get in ticket in Europe by League

The average price for a get in ticket has also seen an increase compared to last seasons prices across the European leagues:

League 2019/20 average get-in price per ticket 2018/19 average get-in price per ticket
Premier
League
€138 €128
La Liga €75 €70
Bundesliga €65 €59
Italian
Serie A
€56.80 €65
French
Ligue
€49 €45

From looking at the data that we analysed it is clear that although there is a substantial increase in ticket prices across the premier league, we still see that the attendance, search volume and ticket sales have tremendously increased.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, the Premier League today enables you to catch two sometimes even there top-level European clashes in a single week without the need to travel far, top that with last years success and big signing and you can expect this trend to continue.

Currently, there is no real competition even with teams such as Fc Barcelona and Real Madrid in the La Liga or even the huge demand and attendance in the Bundesliga.

The Premier League is jumping forward in major leaps in terms of demand and it is clearly shown in the ticket market as well.


*All away matches played by each of the teams were removed from the analysis of each team as well as any Cups.

*The data was analysed from over 20 different ticket markets such as Stubhub, Viagogo, Livefootballtickets, SportsEvents365, FanPass and more.

*Prices were tracked between from the 2017/18, 2018/19 seasons and compared it to the upcoming 2019/20 season.

*Prices were tracked for the top 5 European Leagues between the 1st of August 2017 to the 1st of September 2019 and have been included in this research.

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