Date: 10th June 2015 at 4:24pm
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With season ticket prices announced for Championship clubs in 2015-16, here’s how Brighton rates alongside our league opposition.

Finances obviously play a huge part in the modern game, and a season doesn’t pass now where their aren’t murmurings from the fans about prices, and Supporters’ groups talking about giving something back to the fans with the commercial opportunities and television money passed down through the levels – albeit the Championship part of that pie is nothing compared to the riches available in the Premier League – and it is something that clubs often address now as they try and provide value for money whilst maintain the revenue fans do generate for them.

With incentives and ideas every year to help spread the cost of season tickets, make them more affordable or give them added value let’s see how we compare.

For the purposes of this, it’s a simple look at the cheapest available adult ticket for the coming campaign, not including the large use of early bird offers that reward fans with discounts for early committal to the season ticket package.

Brighton come in as the fifth most expensive of the cheapest season tickets in the Championship with a price of £465 for Zone A, North/South Stands.

Brighton could point to an element of fans gaining purely on the basis of inflation as whilst some clubs have frozen prices, others have reduced them overall, and others equally have announced rises.

Of course that doesn’t paint the entire picture, with tickets split between so many age range categories these days, and of course again it doesn’t take into account the early bird offers with many ending in June and not running until July or for differing clubs the added extras a season ticket brings and of course season tickets do always offer some savings compared to match day tickets alone.

For Brighton, that comparative ticket price cames into being from June 17 and has previously been on sale for £369 ahead of that date.

Fans who remain season ticket holders will also gain priority on the new stadium lay out when that comes into being.

But fans might be interested in the prices charges by others in the league.

Some prices are renewals only, Family stands with fewer restraints or longer term deal offers.

Top to bottom, and high to low.

Chief Executive Paul Barber had said back at the beginning of April.

‘We`re renewing at around 90 per cent, which including 1901 Club members, is a fantastic renewal rate, particularly in a season which has been disappointing by our own standards. The fans have shown their loyalty and commitment and everyone here is hoping to get through this season, make sure our place in the Championship is secure and then go again next season. We`ve done as much as possible to keep the price of football at the Amex as affordable as possible. We`ve extended the travel zone and have still got the interest free and fee-free direct debit scheme, which is getting more popular each season.’

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