Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How we are working to keep our FOI Requests running during COVID-19

Football Costs (9975/17)


Under the Freedom of Information Act can you please provide me with the following information:

1) The amount of money received from each football club in the last four seasons (including this one so far)?

2) The amount it has cost to police football matches in the last four seasons (including this one so far)? An estimate for the current season is fine.

3) How many officers have been used at each club for each of the seasons outlined above?

For the clubs I require Premier League, Championship, League 1 and 2 only.


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.