Foster reveals inflated cost of a footie pint

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2008

Don Foster, the Lib Dems’ shadow secretary for culture, media and sport, has revealed the extent of over-charging of football fans by premiership clubs for enjoying a pint of lager. The Daily Mail has the full story:

The figures, announced by culture, media and sport spokesman for the Liberal Democrat party Don Foster, reveal that top flight clubs are charging their fans £1.7million-a-year too much for a pint of lager.

‘When will Premier League football clubs learn to stop taking their loyalty for granted?’ asked Foster, after uncovering the figures. ‘As if extortionate ticket prices weren’t bad enough, top flight football clubs are charging over the odds for a pint,’ he said. Of the 20 Premier League clubs, a staggering 19 are demanding more than the average price of ale in Britain – £2.76.

‘This blatant profiteering should not continue to go unnoticed,’ Foster added. ‘It’s outrageous that football fans should be charged so much more than rugby fans.’

You can read the full story, and the league table of what each premiership club charges for a pint, here.