The 2019-2020 football season will be another one when Spanish football will rank second after the Premier League. Given that superstars like Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, and others, will be seen there, we should expect to see a growing interest for La Liga.
Football fans around the world will want to be part of the excitement, but as the league becomes more popular, ticket prices continue to increase. That’s why today we’ll see some of the price levels already set for the next few matches, as well as some other particularities of the La Liga with regards to tickets.
If you want to see Messi and co. performing, you’ll have to dig deep in your pocket. For the August 31st match against Osasuna, StubHub is selling tickets for a staggering €600. The September 1st match between Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar looks like a much better deal, given that fans can get tickets for as low as €25 in order to witness the defending art of Diego Simeone.
Sevilla is facing Celta Vigo on August 30th and you can get a ticket for as low as €48. The other team in the city, Real Betis, who recently signed a sponsorship contract with easyMarkets, will play against Leganes on August 31st, and fans who want to see Nabil Fekir in action, will have to pay around €70 per ticket.
Problems in La Liga
One of the main downsides of La Liga is that it does not have a blanket price for away tickets like we see in Premier League and Ligue 1. All clubs are free to charge as much as they can for away fans and that’s an issue which should be solved. Premier League caps away tickets at £30, while the Ligue 1 level is even lower, currently at €10.
However, some Spanish clubs seem to be aware of the problem, given that five of them managed to recently sign an exclusive deal. Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar, Osasuna, and Real Sociedad had agreed to cap the ticket prices for away fans at €25 for the 2019-2020 La Liga season.
Although the deal is only among the five teams mentioned above, it shows that we may start to see things moving in the right direction, and fans around the world will be able to watch their favorite players live, without having to pay enormous prices.