Villa chief executive Faulkner on BBC 'Price of Football' report findings
Paul Faulkner has spoken of his delight after seeing Villa perform well in the annual BBC Sport 'Price of Football' report.
The survey, published this morning, looked at the matchday costs of 166 clubs in 10 divisions across British football.
BBC Sport recorded the most expensive - and cheapest - season tickets and adult matchday tickets as well as the cost of a cup of tea, a pie and a programme in order to calculate the cheapest day-out at a football match.
Villa produced strong results in all categories, coming out as the third best-value day-out in the top-flight.
This meant the matchday experience in B6 was cheaper than clubs such as Shrewsbury Town, Notts County, Leyton Orient and Gillingham.
The cost of season tickets remains fantastic value for money - they are less here than League One clubs like Bournemouth and Colchester United and League Two clubs such as Southend United and Rotherham United.
If you look at the range of season ticket prices - from the highest to the lowest - we are the fourth cheapest in the top-flight. In terms of match tickets, we are the second cheapest in the top-flight.
Faulkner was pleased with the results, although ultimately not surprised by the positive findings.
He said: "This survey shows what great value it is for our fans coming to watch the team at Villa Park.
"The matchday experience, ensuring that prices remain affordable and competitive, is immensely important to us here.
"Paul Lambert has stressed the importance of our fans this season, how they can really drive the club and the team on as we look to have a successful campaign, after a couple of seasons when our home form has been disappointing.
"Hopefully these findings show that it works the other way too, that we value our fans and want to ensure that supporting Villa is a premium experience.
"The other thing to bear in mind too is that this survey shows that there is nothing like actually being here at the ground and supporting the team.
"I know we live in an age where there's immense access to games on television but the buzz of matchday simply can't be matched.
"There's nothing like getting up in the morning and looking forward to the journey to the ground, picking up the programme, having your half-time cuppa and watching your favourite team.
"Now it's clear that this can all be done in a very cost-effective manner at Villa Park."
Half season tickets are on sale now - offering you the chance to be a part of the final 11 home games of the season.
There are some exciting games coming up at Villa Park against several of the Barclays Premier League's big guns.
And you can make sure you've got your own seat for all the action.
Tickets are also still available for our match against Norwich too.
Make sure you're here to back the lads.
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