With just over a week before the Chinese Super League season kicks off, we’re finally getting news about season ticket prices. Across the country, ticket prices have gone up considerably, many teams raised prices by 25-50%， with Shanghai Shenhua’s price raise being the most dramatic. As regular prices move closer to $100 (and in some cases far surpass it, especially for better seats), the question the league now faces is how much higher can prices go in some cities before fans start to push back.
Even considering those price raises, season tickets include all 15 Chinese Super League matches and at least one CFA Cup match, making them an incredibly good deal for any football fan. Most teams even include a free scarf or “replica” jersey with their season tickets. The chart below shows the price of season tickets in each Chinese Super League city along with that city or province’s GDP, demonstrating truly how good a deal Beijing and Dalian season tickets are (and Shenxin as well, though they are playing closer to Zhejiang than Shanghai’s city center).
|Club||Season Ticket Price(s)||City/Province GDP|
|Jiangsu Sainty||300 (students, 220)||51999|
|Changchun Yatai||400 (VIP, 888)||31232|
|Shanghai Shenhua||800 (VIP, 1500)||73297|
|Dalian Aerbin||300 (VIP, 500)||40003|
*All amounts above in RMB