The Premier League has released new research highlighting the real cost of attending matches in 2016/17 season.
At Everton, almost 8,000 young season-ticket holders, at school, college or in their first jobs are attending Premier League games at Goodison Park, more than 15% up on last season.
With an all-time high of more than 30,000 season-ticket holders, Goodison Park is selling out for every match and, significantly, one in four of available seats is being occupied by young fans, under 22 years of age.
For the fifth successive year, season ticket prices for children at junior school level or below, in any stand across the stadium, have been fixed at £5 per Premier League match.
Everton has 2,650 junior season-ticket holders, 350 more than last season, representing one in 11 of the total season-ticket base.Season-ticket prices for fans aged 11-18 have been reduced to £149 throughout the stadium, less than £8 per match and a £50 reduction for this age group in all stands aside from the Family Enclosure where the price was frozen at £149.
There are 3,750 season-ticket holders at Everton who are aged 11-18, 850 more than in 2015/16 and one in eight of the season-ticket base.
“We were delighted to offer significant season ticket price reductions and are proud of the fact that more than one in four of our record-breaking season ticket base are young fans, with many on their first steps of a lifelong relationship with the Club," Everton CEO Robert Elstone said.
“When we look around Goodison Park, on matchday, we feel confident we will be handing the Club on to future custodians, with the next generation of Evertonians firmly in place.”