The pies have it at PNE

PNE's pies are among the cheapest in the division
PNE's pies are among the cheapest in the division
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Deepdale is the place for football supporters who want to sink their teeth into a value-for-money pie.

The BBC’s annual Price of Football study lists Preston’s pies as the second cheapest in the Championship at £2.80.

Blackburn Rovers charge the lowest price of £2.60.

North End fans intending to travel to Brighton a week on Saturday should note that pies at the Amex Stadium are the most expensive at £4.10.

Chelsea (£2.50) are the only club in the Premier League to better North End’s pie price, with 16 League One sides charging more than PNE.

When it comes to the cost of a cup of tea to go with the pie, the Lilywhites are hovering around mid-table in cost stakes.

Nine clubs in the second tier charge more than PNE’s £2.10 for a brew, with four asking the same money.

The BBC’s survey looks at season ticket prices, matchday admission, as well as the cost of replica shirts.

In terms of the lowest single ticket price, Preston’s £24 is the eighth joint highest in the Championship.

However, in the highest single ticket category, PNE, Wolves and MK Dons are the joint-second cheapest in the division at £30 – Rotherham’s £27 price is the lowest.

The highest single ticket price being charged at this level is a whopping £52 by Sheffield Wednesday.

Fifteen Championship clubs charge more than Preston in both season ticket categories surveyed by the BBC.

Their cheapest season ticket is £300 and the dearest £535.

In those categories, Hull’s £531 is the highest cheapest price, with the £839 charged by Fulham topping the dearest season ticket column.

The survey shows that the price range which North End sell most season tickets in is the £401-£500 category.

As for prices in the away end, Preston charge visiting adult fans £24 in the Kop.

That is among the cheapest in the division’s dearest adult away ticket list – only Rotherham charge less at £23. In the cheapest adult away section, nine clubs at this level charge more.

PNE’s junior shirts cost £36, the same as Middlesbrough, Leeds and Charlton, with only Sheffield Wednesdays’s £38 higher.

But the £44 charge for an adult shirt is lower than 14 clubs in the Championship.

PNE general manager Ben Rhodes said: “We always aim to ensure that our ticket prices retain the balance between making attending matches affordable and the need to bring in sufficient income to compete.

“Even with our current pricing structure we remain reliant on our owner to put in substantial funds each season for us to remain a viable business.”

The BBC survey covers 229 clubs across the UK, Swansea being the only side who declined to take part.

Kidderminster Harriers from the National League, have the highest pie charge of the clubs surveyed at £4.50.

The priciest cup of tea is at Liverpool and Rangers – £2.50 – with the cheapest brew to be had at Scottish side Elgin City who charge just 60p.