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How much does a hospitality ticket cost at every South East football club? 

By Steve Charnock
1 July 2022
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Whether it's a treat for friends and family or a business outing, football hospitality packages can make for a very enjoyable day out. You don't even have to be a big admirer of The Beautiful Game™ to have fun eating, drinking and soaking up the atmosphere of a matchday.

We're spoilt for choice with options for football in the South East, with representation across all four of the top leagues. What are the costs of an afternoon being hosted by one of the region's clubs? Well, as you imagine, prices vary. It depends on the stature of the club and the package you require.

With a focus on the most affordable deals currently being offered, let's explore your options...

NB: It's worth pointing out that all quoted prices are for adults, include a match ticket (unless otherwise stated), are accurate as of July 2022 and are liable to change at any time.

AFC Bournemouth

Returning to the Premier League in 2022/23 after a short sojourn back in the Championship, AFC Bournemouth have a fairly limited range of hospitality options open to matchday guests.

"Your experience will include a welcome drink, followed by a three-course meal created using the finest ingredients by our in-house chefs along with half-time and full-time refreshments. Our restaurant host will provide entertainment during your meal. Our hospitality suites open three hours before kick-off, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the game."

Prices are only available on request. Call 01202 726395 or email [email protected]

Brighton & Hove Albion

Currently the south east's most successful club, Brighton & Hove Albion have impressive facilities, although the stadium is in Falmer, a little way from the city centre. There are lounges, multiple restaurants, corporate boxes and private booths to choose from.

"With the choice of ten premium lounges all designed to offer the most premium matchday experience with their own bar and casual seating, you can be enjoying the pre-match build up with friends and other Albion fans in real style and comfort."

There really are lots of options to pick from, but one-off non-member lounge access starts from £70. You can explore the myriad other choices here.

Southampton

Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton could face a tricky Premier League campaign in 2022/23. That said, The Saints always capable of springing a surprise and generally play fairly entertaining football.

"The Saints Bar is where fans come together to feel the atmosphere rising and enjoy a couple of pints and some food before watching the game from premium padded seats with friends, colleagues and clients, with great views of the pitch."

There's a comprehensive list of prices for the bars, lounges and private boxes here on the club's website. The most affordable way into hospitality at the St. Mary's Stadium is via a one-off ticket to the Saints Bar for the game. It's £105 + VAT and includes a premium seat and three free drinks.

Reading FC

Reading were lucky to survive in the Championship last season. Yet were they to have been relegated, they would probably have boasted the finest hospitality in the division.

"The Haygarth Lounge celebrates the history of Reading Football Club whilst providing guests a relaxed, friendly and informal matchday atmosphere before taking your VIP seats in the Upper West stand to enjoy the action."

Lounge access starts from just £55, VIP access with a three-course meal starts at £174 and boxes can be booked from £900 per match. Here are the details in full.

MK Dons

MK Dons may have a short and slightly controversial history, but there's very little contentious about their matchday hospitality packages. Although they are a little complicated.

"Our range of matchday packages cater for all occasions, so whether you’re treating yourself or the family, looking to book for a group celebration or entertaining important clients, there’s a season packed full of exciting fixtures and fantastic hospitality options for you to choose from."

It appears as if the most affordable long-term option is to pay £45 to become part of clubRED.
A list of the prices for the season can be seen here.
Monthly packages are laid out here.
For individual game pricing, you'll need to contact the club's commercial team.

Oxford United

Karl Robinson's Oxford United will be hoping for a shot at the play-offs in League One in 2022/23. If you fancy seeing how they fare, but without the chill that comes from a seat at The Kassam Stadium's infamously drafty three-stand ground, a hospitality package may be the answer.

"Whether you are entertaining valued customers, rewarding staff, or treating yourself, friends and family, Oxford United has a range of excellent hospitality packages available either seasonally or on a match-by-match basis. A warm welcome, attentive service, and some of the best seats in the house add up to a fantastic way to enjoy the action in OX4 on a Saturday afternoon."

Britannia Lounge access is £450 for the season and does not include your match ticket. Atkinson Suite access starts at £80 per game, while 10-person boxes are available from £750 per match (but are limited). For more information, see the club's website.

Portsmouth

2022/23 will be Portsmouth FC's sixth consecutive season in the third tier. Hoping to return to the some semblance of former glory under ex-Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley, Pompey will have a play-off spot or higher in their sights again. You and your guests can see if they can manage if with a range of hospitality packages.

"At Fratton Park, we take the entertainment beyond 90 minutes! Join us and experience delicious food, as well as warm and friendly service, soaking up our unrivalled matchday atmosphere. We will provide the ultimate VIP experience for you and your guests, whether you choose to join us every matchday as a season ticket holder or celebrate a birthday, anniversary – or just the fact that it’s matchday."

There are two matchday packages, 'Montgomery' (starting at £99.50) and 'Chairman' (starting at £110). Both include padded seats, food, drink and a few added extras. Other hospitality options are detailed on the Pompey website.

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Wycombe Wanderers

With views of both the Adams Park and the charming Chilterns countryside out of the window, Wycombe Wanderers' hospitality makes for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon out.

"Overlooking the pitch from the south side of the stadium, with a stunning backdrop of the rolling Buckinghamshire countryside, the stylish Woodlands Lounge provides the most luxurious of hospitality offerings, with seats for the match directly outside. An ideal setting for hosting clients, celebrating special occasions or simply wanting an upgrade for a game, you can join like-minded supporters in the Woodlands Lounge and enjoy first-class catering from highly-renowned local caterers Lata Lata, plus a free bar."

A Woodlands Lounge pass include buffet dining and unlimited drinks. Prices start from £90 or £120 including your match ticket. More options are due to be announced on Wycombe's site soon.

Gillingham FC

If you fancy watching Neil Harris' Gillingham side try to get out of League Two at the first time of asking in 2022/23 - and in warmth and style - the Kent club have a range of hospitality options.

"Take advantage of our excellent hospitality offering at MEMS Priestfield Stadium with a three-course meal and access to an exclusive bar before every home fixture."

On match days, The Gills can host you at one of three bars - The Great Hall, The Piano Bar or The 1893 Lounge Executive. Prices for the new season are yet to be confirmed. For more information, call 01634 300000 or email [email protected]
Boxes start from £750 + VAT per game.