NRL clubs have confirmed their season ticket prices this week with Wests Tigers copping some criticism.
After years of struggle, the Tigers are charging their fans around $30 per game which is one of the most expensive in the entire NRL despite the fact they haven’t made the play-offs in years.
Overall, the season ticket prices in the NRL are quite enlightening and quite wide ranging.
The highest comes at $325 for adults which is the price set by the NRL’s newest club the Dolphins.
The New Zealand Warriors have the cheapest price of $134 not far behind them are the Canterbury Bulldogs with $165 but their ticket also offers the South Sydney Rabbitohs away game.
This means that in the NRL, the highest price comes to around £181 whilst the lowest is a remarkably cheap £74.
In Super League prices range from around £140 to £250.
Huddersfield Giants have been commended for their season ticket prices but their £140 prices equate to $250.
Likewise, Warrington Wolves have been rightly praised for some of their superb offers pertaining to season tickets especially their Wolf Pack initiative which allows youngsters to attend games for incredibly cheap prices but down under their season ticket prices $430 which is more expensive than any NRL club.
However, this isn’t a fair comparison. NRL only have around 10 home games per season whilst Super League clubs are at around 13.
This would leave the Wolves’ prices per game at a similar rate to most NRL clubs whilst the Huddersfield Giants would be down to just $19 per game which is slap bang in the middle of the road when compared to NRL prices.
So, in general, despite the fact that the NRL has a far bigger salary cap and in general more money, the season ticket prices are comparable.