London, Aug 18 : A new survey has revealed that an average football fan is expected to spend nearly 56,000 pounds in his or her lifetime on supporting their teams.
If a typical supporter attends eight games a season, the cost of match tickets, petrol, programmes, food and drink will equal close to 1,300 pounds a year.
The study, based on a poll of 2,000 fans, found that the average fan forks out 103 pounds each season for home game tickets and 83 pounds on away matches, plus 244 pounds on petrol and transport and 81 pounds on food and drink.
Team merchandise such as shirts, hats, scarves and badges take a further £45 from the wallet, and 38 pounds for programmes, The Sun reports.
Peripheral expenses such as football computer games and sports channel subscriptions were also added to the overall cost.
Continental Tyres commissioned the survey. Its spokesman Tim Bailey said: “Football fans are a passionate bunch and how much the average fan spends demonstrates this dedication.” (ANI)