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EPL Clubs Charge Up To 10 Times More For Season Tickets Than European Counterparts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 08 / 15

British football fans are "paying up to 10 times more for basic season tickets than their European counterparts," according to John Breslin of the London DAILY MIRROR. The cost of supporting many clubs in Scotland and England is "significantly more than it is in countries including Spain, Germany an...

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