Source: News Limited
News Limited reports that while the average price of going to the footy may have risen 120% in the last 20 years, the percentage of income required to pay for a ticket has remained more or less the same.
- in 1994 the $11 cost of a general admission AFL ticket was 1.7 per cent of the average full time adult weekly wage.
- The $16.50 cost of a general admission seat in 2004 was 1.7 per cent of the average wage of $965.
- And the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for full time adult earnings of $1437 equates to — you guessed it — 1.7 per cent.