Five of next seasons Superleague sides have already announced their season ticket prices for 2007 so we did a trawl around and looked at the cheapest full adult ticket that could be purchased for Leeds, Wigan, Bradford, Saints, and Warrington. It was a bit of an eye opener.|
|Leeds (South Stand)||N/A||£181||£197|
|Leeds (West Terrace)||N/A||£170||£185|
With Saints offering a renewal price for 2007, a Rhinos Early Bird ticket is £20 more expensive. With Saints nailed on favourites to secure all possible silverware this season, they still see fit to charge a reasonable price for their season tickets. As a renewing season ticket holder you will pay just £12.39 per match next season compared to an early bird of £13.92 per game as a SouthStander.
The most noticable difference is with the prices being charged for the superior facilities of the JJB Stadium in Wigan. Admittedly they have had a shocking season and it would be a cheek to increase ticket prices, however, they also came in as the cheapest when we did a similar exercise to this a couple of seasons ago. The difference now is £60 for a renewal, or £4.62 less per game, than for a SouthStand ticket. Even at full prices it is £38 per season cheaper for a Wiganer to sit down and watch his side than for a SouthStander to stand.
Adding real insult to injury is the relative cost of a Bulls season ticket. Their early bird offer is £41 cheaper than the Rhinos at £140, while once prices go up it will be £43 cheaper than a full price Rhinos season ticket. The facilities are not as good as Leeds and if it rains you'll get an absolute drenching, but a saving of £3.15 to £3.31 is not to be sniffed at.
With most people buying pairs of tickets or family tickets Rhinos supporters could be up to £120 out of pocket (pair) against the price paid by Warriors couples. Rip off Rhinos...it certainly looks that way!