The 2018-19 season has been one of the most exciting Scottish Premiership campaigns in a very long time, with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard arriving at Rangers as managers with one goal in mind – finally knocking Brendan Rodgers and Celtic off their perch.
Rangers re-entered the SPL after overcoming their financial issues in the 2016-17 season, but are yet to discover their former glory whilst Celtic have continued to act as the faces of Scottish football – their seventh consecutive top-flight success last term cemented that reputation further.
There’s absolutely no questioning that Celtic are leaps ahead of the opposition in Scotland at the moment, including Rangers, in terms of quality on the pitch. However, where do the 12 SPL clubs stand when it comes to the football tickets they offer their supporters.
With Celtic’s regular participation in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League, they are understandably the leading club as far as the price of Scottish Premiership football tickets are concerned as compare to league cup tickets, but it certainly is interesting to see how other clubs compare.
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 former’s 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.
Motherwell (£19) and Aberdeen (£19.80) offer the cheapest single football tickets, with all clubs offering single tickets for no more than £25. Celtic, Dundee, Rangers and Ross County charge £24 for their cheapest single match tickets – the steepest in the category.
Celtic and Rangers both charge £49 for their dearest single football tickets, making it almost the same price to watch the two teams despite the difference in success as far as recent years go by.
Hearts’ £33 tickets are the next priciest; these three clubs are the only ones to go higher than £30 for single tickets. Like their season tickets, Hamilton have also frozen the price of single tickets at just £22 – their miserable 10th-place finish last term probably makes that about right though.
It’s going to be an interesting rest of the season in Scotland but football tickets are certainly affordable!