How much does it cost to police your favourite clashes?
Police on foot, horses, Intel, riot vans and shaparoning. Watching your every move inside and outside the ground, monitoring your pub movements and being eagle eye on the cctv. Welcome to match day policing!
It all costs big money and usually from the tax payers pocket as we reveal some of the biggest clubs and their policing costs, not to mention how little the club's sometimes contribute.
Leeds United hold the highest police bill in Yorkshire, paying out on average half a million quid per season for the boys in blue.
Cost of policing Chelsea games: £762k. Recovered from the club: £103k
Cost of policing Spurs games: £741k. Recovered from the club: £39k
Cost of policing Arsenal games: £673k. Recovered from the club: £47k
Cost of policing West Ham games: £526k. Recovered from the club: £46k (old ground).
BUT WAIT... It gets better and bigger....
Whilst in Scotland, the old form derby costs a staggering £50,000 per clash to Police!
By contrast Manchester City had the biggest policing bill, paying Greater Manchester Police £944,195.01 over the same period, with city rivals United second out of the 20 clubs with a charge of £925,126.61.