Kein Zwanni für nen Steher!
Ticket PricesObviously there are very different views about the definition of “moderate”. The price of a ticket for a standing place at the derby was 13€ (without charge for advance booking), now the price is at 20€. That means a raise of roundabout 54%. The DFL itself admits openly, that the prices are rising. In the annual DFL report the average price of a day ticket at a Bundesliga match is shown: Quelle: Ligaverbandsbericht 2009/2010
The absolute prices seem moderate, but a look at the percental rises shows another more drastic development: Over the 5 year period under review, the average price has risen by 17,49%. A clear development that is intensifying further and becomes a hard financial burden for fans as the percental rises are taken from a higher basis each season.
As a cautionary tale how future pricing could look like we compared the highest(!) prices for a season ticket seat in Bundesliga to the price of an average season ticket in the Premier League. We compared the four most expensive representatives: Source:
www.geld-kompakt.de Football Supporters Europe
One could say, that us German fans have it pretty good. But we say, we have to stop this ongoing development, to prevent similar pricing like in England. A little remark: In fourth position of the most expensive season tickets stands Ipswich Town with a proud 1.202,10 €. Ipswich is not even on our list – the club only plays in the Championship (the 2nd division)!