YOUR SAY: Mansfield Town fans react to price of football study

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The BBC’s Price of Football study has generated a fiery debate among Stags fans about ticket pricing.

The study showed that while Mansfield supporters pay the second lowest price for a prime position season ticket behind Bury, they also pay a little above average for the whole traditional matchday experience of admission, programme, pie and tea.

We asked for your reaction and many of you believe the matchday pricing is a key reason behind dwindling attendances at the the OneCall Stadium.

Luke Sperry said: “far too high across the league not just at Mansfield. £22 is ridiculous, what ‘casual’ fan is going to pay that often?

“For a family to go to a league 2 game it’s gonna cost over 60 quid just to get in - people won’t pay that every week.”

Jake Allsop agreed: “Too high, although they are the same at a lot of L2 grounds. £22 on the day is too much, and prices a lot of people out.

“The attendances this season say it all, we’ve already lowered last season’s lowest twice. Three seasons ago you could watch in the Quarry Lane End for £15.”

Danny Catling added: “Think ya should be able to pay on gates fans don’t want to be waiting around for tickets to get in!”

Stag67 posted: “Too expensive for me, low wage as well as poor football means there’s no chance of me going anymore.

“Season ticket price outrageous too - no wonder gates are only 2500.

“No discount for low waged and unemployed is a joke ....prices way too high, tickets more expensive on the day for floating fans.”

Feno hit back, saying: “I am afraid it cost a fortune to run a football club so it will never get any cheaper. if you love being under the floodlights midweek and taking your seat in the ground on a cold saturday afternoon you would pay it.”

To see the full BBC survey click HERE

What do you think of the cost of going to see the Stags? Email Stephen Thirkill