What’s the price for a men’s game at Wembley?

The projected record-breaking attendance for a women’s football match in ­Britain should inspire fans to come regularly and encourage girls to believe they can play at international level, the England manager Phil Neville said on Friday.

More than 86,500 tickets have been sold for England’s showpiece friendly against Germany at Wembley on Saturday, close to the stadium’s 90,000 ­capacity.

OK, great. Tickets are £10 and £1 for kiddies.

What’s the price for a men’s game at the same stadium?

Actually, an interesting question here. What’s the cost of using the stadium for a day? Does the ticket income here even cover that? If it’s all kiddies’ tickets probably not, if all adult then maybe…..

24 comments on “What’s the price for a men’s game at Wembley?

  1. What’s the price for a men’s game at the same stadium?

    If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. But I imagine touts would be selling England-Germany tickets for £500 or more. They won’t be doing much business tonight.

  2. England vs. Montenegro this Thursday; £30 to £65, or £75-£100 for level two in the stadium. So 3x to 7x, for bloody Montenegro. On a Thursday. In North London.

    Sod that.

  3. Long time since I was following football, and Manchester City werent exactly Wembley material at the time, but the prices for club games like the FA cup final are (were) kept low by only selling to season ticket holders and fans who’d attended a minimum number of games. Was still a lot more than a tenner.

  4. For a comparison.

    Pitchside seats at the pinnacle of football match of Bradford City v Newport County on Sat 7th Dec, playing at Bradford’s Stadium, are currently available via the Bradford City website for £20.

    Bradford City are in League 2.
    A fair number of the seats are already sold…

  5. Anyone remember when they used to occasionally televise women’s hockey (I think at Wembley)?

    What was noticeable was because the crowd was predominantly female and most of them young girls, the crowd noise was particularly high pitched and screechy.

  6. Further to BiG’s (probably long suppressed) memories of City; clubs have been doing that for a long time now. These days there are members clubs as well, with various levels of priority access to tickets which rank after season ticket holders. I think Brighton’s lowest level is Bronze, and effectively the number of tickets available for general sale, without joining these schemes, is basically zero.

    So, the thought occurs that although the actual quoted price might be useful, the amount of discrimination/segmentation going on shouldn’t be ignored.

  7. “What’s the cost of using the stadium for a day? Does the ticket income here even cover that?”

    Interesting question; but from an economic point of view, the better question is opportunity cost. Was there not a more profitable use of the stadium available, e.g. rock concerts or whatever?

    Actually, looking at the list of forthcoming events at Wembley, there’s very little on at all.

  8. Found elsewhere;

    “a quick google came up with this:

    More details are required to give a definitive answer. A football match could cost from £250,000 up to £750,000. For clubs this is a small sum, when you consider 96,000 will be paying up to £250 a seat. The Stadium will also take around 10% from all receipts.

    Musical festivals would cost around the same.

    More details would be required for a reliable quote.

    Hope this helps.
    Source(s):
    Stadium booking officer”

    So, 86/- at a tenner, minus 10%, leaves £780/-, so at the lower cost, about half a mill profit. But, two adults with two dustbins, would leave just shy of £220/-.

    In terms of alternative uses; it’s the middle of November, and there’s a men’s game on Thursday.

  9. Off piste but Spud is in the FT letters section again this morning demanding that pension funds should be forced to invest in green state run projects…Stalinesque

  10. Off piste but R Murphy is in the FT letters section again this morning demanding that pension funds should be forced to invest in green state run projects…

  11. Bradford City fan here, apart from away fans hardly anyone pays £20. Season tickets were £149 and Flexi cards that allow you to pay £10 on the day were £49 for this season.

    This scheme has been going for a decade or so. We get 13,000+ in Division 4 (old money). That’s more than half of the Championship (Division 2)…

  12. Ducky, we did have the division 3 (old money) play off final, nearly typical City’d it against the mighty Gillingham.

    I won’t forget the game (well, ok, the party afterwards) , but I don’t recall what it cost.

  13. City’s dramatic comeback that day was probably inspired by their less noisy neighbours – a few days earlier in Catalonia with Teddy and Ole forcing a last minute change of the ribbons. At least that was what one or two City friends who were there told me…

  14. Goddammit you people! It’s a record! So STFU!

    ‘Lionesses boosted by record ticket sales.’

    Wait . . . Wembley SELLS OUT all the time. What record did they set? Most sales for a third rate team with deeply discounted tickets?

    ‘The projected record-breaking attendance for a women’s football match in ­Britain’

    Ahh . . . the subs got a little hyper with the headline.

    ‘encourage girls to believe they can play at international level’

    And that Santa Claus will be around in December.

  15. How long can it be before 11 middle-aged Rachel Mackinnons, having failed to make their mark in non-league football, decide to identify as women and win everything going. What will the bbc have to say about it?

  16. That’s right, John.

    Girls can play at international level if they were born boys.

    Women’s/girl’s sports is dead. Killed by the Left.

  17. “Ladies’ Beach Volleyball – now there’s a sport worth supporting.”

    “11 middle-aged Rachel Mackinnons … decide to identify as women and win everything going”

    What a horrible thought…

  18. A football match could cost from £250,000 up to £750,000. The Stadium will also take around 10% from all receipts.

    The hirer is responsible for all staff , security and other costs. They have to pay the Policing cost as well as stewards and guards

    .
    The Bobby Moore Room @ Wembley
    Capacity: Cocktail party/standing – 2,000
    Cost: from £17,500

    Wouldn’t surprise me if Gov’t DCMS were funding this

  19. PF, nothing to do with The Rags winning in Barcelona. Just Typical City doing things the hard way. Twas ever thus.

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