North/South split in UK stadium beer
Sports fans from the south of the UK are suffering when it comes to buying the compulsory pint of beer at their team’s stadium, according to new research.
The research from ticket marketplace Seatwave shows that Arsenal football fans are paying as much £1 per pint more than Liverpool fans.
The average price of a pint at major sporting grounds in the south is a staggering 20% more expensive at £4.35 compared to £3.62 paid by those in the north of the UK.
The research, which compiled the average price of a pint from five of the largest football, rugby and cricket grounds, found that the UK average price for a pint of beer at a sporting ground is £3.89.
The most expensive pint can be purchased from London’s Lord’s cricket ground for a whopping £4.90, while Welsh rugby fans can cheer about the fact that the cheapest average pint price (£3.00) can be found at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
Across the sports, football fans pay the least for their beer (£3.82), compared to rugby fans who pay £3.92 and cricket fans who pay the most at £3.94.
A spokesperson for Seatwave commented: “As you’d expect, southerners are shelling out more for their drinks than the rest of the country. However, when the sports are compared there isn’t much in it; this perhaps disproves the theory that cricket is a game reserved for the upper-classes.”