The English Premier League may be widely recognised as the most exciting division in world football but there’s no denying the top-of-the-range star power the Spanish La Liga offers and that’s exactly why tens of thousands of football tickets are purchased every week.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and, of course, European champions Real Madrid act as the leading names for football in Spain where the game is attractive, easy on the eye and extremely fun to watch whether you’re a supporter or just a neutral.
Manchester United are the non-Spanish team to lift a European trophy over the past five years, with Real and Sevilla dominating the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League respectively, which is the only proof you need to understand how worth it football tickets are to buy in the country.
The standard of football in every division in Scotland isn’t anything special, but what about the football ticket prices? Let’s see.
Hamilton and Ross County lead the way in terms of the cheapest season tickets in the SPL; the formers are the least expensive from £180, with Ross County not far behind at £200.
Every other club in the division charge more than £300 for their cheapest season ticket, and you can’t get one to experience the immense atmosphere at Celtic Park for less than £376.
Even though the club has only been back in the big time for a couple of seasons, Rangers have the most expensive season tickets in the league. An annual seat at Ibrox costs in between £335 and £660, in comparison to the £609 Celtic charge for their most sought-after season tickets.
Hearts charge £470 for their dearest season ticket, while Hamilton’s are frozen at £180 to make it fully affordable for supporters. Aberdeen have established themselves as one of the league’s top sides but still offer respectably priced season tickets in between £330 and £410 – even with European participation.
What about the football tickets? It’d be far too easy to go on and on and on about Spanish football, but this article has one purpose and that’s to compare the prices of La Liga football tickets from the biggest teams to the smallest and the dearest prices to the cheapest.
Let’s have a look at how much it costs to buy both season tickets and single football tickets to watch La Liga action.
Real, unsurprisingly, offer the dearest season ticket in the division at £1460.07 and are joined by four other clubs in charging over £1000 for their dearest. It’s Celta Vigo that offer the second dearest season ticket at £1196.77, with Valencia, Malaga and Sevilla’s most expensive priced at £1176.70, £1173.68 and £1047.06 respectively.
Last season’s La Liga champions Barcelona’s season tickets are ridiculously affordable. You’d have to pay no more than £634.81 to claim your annual seat at one of the world’s most iconic stadia in the Nou Camp to watch stars such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho do what they do best – light up the pitch.
Barcelona actually offer the cheapest season ticket in La Liga – supporters can purchase them from just £172.23 – and Real’s are just as affordable from £177. Both clubs offer brilliant value for their tickets, which explains the number of tourists always present at both the Santiago Bernabeu and the Nou Camp.
In terms of single football tickets in UK, you’d be surprised to hear that Espanyol offer the most expensive single tickets in the top-flight and country; they price them at £498.60 and are closely matched by Real’s dearest at £494.45.
The La Liga is a greatly affordable league to watch football – whether that’s as a hardcore fan with a season ticket or a tourist with a single football ticket – and there are only four clubs that charge over £100 for their dearest. They are Espanyol, Real, Barcelona and Getafe with the latter two charging £247.64 and £207.75 respectively.
Atletico have the next highest-priced single tickets at £99.72, but it’s Valencia who offer the cheapest as you can watch a game at the Mestalla from just £8.31, Levante are the next cheapest club at £12.47 per single adult ticket and Deportivo La Coruna charge £13.30.