One in five Championship (English football’s second division) matches would break the Premier League’s £30 away ticket price cap.
In February, top flight clubs announced that they had unanimously agreed to continue the £30 cap on away ticket prices for the next three years
However, Championship clubs have agreed to no such cap, and clubs set their own prices.
This investigation revealed that one in five matches in the second tier would have breached the Premier League’s cap this season.
It showed how fans in the lower teirs of English football are getting a raw deal from clubs.
What makes this project innovative?
This project is the first time that the price of every single Championship away ticket has been recorded. This project shows not only which clubs charge visiting fans the most for away tickets, but which fans get consistently charged the most.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
The project showed how away fans in the Championship are getting a raw deal compared to their counterparts in the Premier League. The Football Supporters Federation - a fans pressure group - picked up on the project and tied it to their 20s Plenty campaign: http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/Championship-the-most-expensive-league-in-the-world
Source and methodology
Every week I would visit Championship club pages and record the amount that club's fans were bing charged for away tickets.