The 2019/20 season has seen an exhilarating start in the Premier League as well in the Spanish La Liga.
This is a result of the massive investment of the big clubs in Europe during the transfer market as well as the increase in tv rights and the involvement of new sponsors, add the globalization and ease of connecting to live football via streaming in multiple countries around the world, and you understand why the beautiful game has become the most popular sport worldwide.
European football has seen a tremendous spike in interest from fans all over the world, attendance this season has risen across all the top leagues. The demand for tickets has been affected, and as a result, the prices for matches in the top leagues changed on the resale market as well. Although ticket prices are rising, the attendance on stadiums across all major clubs hasn’t changed. In fact, it is actually on the rise, and it can be seen especially in the Premier League and La Liga, where the attendance has seen an increase by 7% compared to the last season.
SeatPick, a ticket search engine for live events in Europe has analysed the most expensive matches in Europe to see what league has been affected the most in terms of demand by fans. The analysis has revealed that the Premier League holds 15 out of 20 most expensive matches in Europe for the upcoming 2019/20.
The Top 10 most expensive matches are as follows:
|Event Name||Price (Starts from)||AVG. Price|
|Liverpool vs Manchester United||€457||€1,277|
|Newcastle United FC vs Liverpool FC||€424||€1,035|
|Liverpool vs Manchester City||€390||€724|
|El Clasico: Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona||€350||€1,444|
|Manchester United vs Liverpool||€326||€671|
|Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal||€311||€688|
|El Clasico: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid||€309||€779|
|Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur||€301||€566|
|Manchester City vs Liverpool||€299||€535|
|Manchester United vs Manchester City||€296||€683|
The demand from fans has shown the effects mostly on the Premier League teams in terms of search queries, ticket prices and attendance. The Premier League has seen an average price increase by 13% in ticket prices and La Liga has seen an increase by 7%. At the same time, there are no signs of slowing down in terms of attendance, and there is a tremendous increase of fans travelling from all over Europe to catch a few Premier League clashes in a single week.
“We expect this trend to continue during the season, most likely the prices will actually rise towards the end of the season when the championship will be decided. In addition, you can expect another spike in ticket prices in the market if the big clubs are involved in big singings during the reopening of the transfer market,” commented SeatPick’s CEO Gilad Zilberman.