fans of Burnley FC will travel 6,148 miles,spending £1,154 on fuel travelling to away matches this season, research from credit Card company Capital One, sponsors of the Capital One Cup, reveals.
Across the divisions, fans of Plymouth Argyle will travel the furthest to away games this season, covering 11,068 miles cheering their team at all the away fixtures, travelling for nearly 200 hours and spending over £2,000 on fuel. Aston Villa fans will drive the shortest distance to away games this season.
Across all the divisions fans will travel on average 6,540 miles, spend 120 hours on the road and pay £1,230 on fuel costs if they watch all their club’s away games.
The Capital One Cup Football Travel Index reveals fans in League 2 journeying to all away league games will travel on average 25% further during the season than fans of Premier League clubs. Fans of League 2 sides will drive 7,238 miles this season supporting their clubs at away games, travelling 131 hours to watch their side in action and spending £1,360 on fuel. Premier League fans on average will cover 5,806 miles of road to away matches, clocking up 106 hours and spending £1,084.
Michael Woodburn, of Capital One said: “The passion and dedication of football fans never ceases to inspire. Be it the Toon Army, Gooners or Pirates, supporters travel the length and breadth of the country and spend thousands of pounds on travel and tickets journeying to away matches. Clubs can count on the rousing support of their own fans whether they are playing league or Capital One Cup matches in the most northerly league ground at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park, or the most easterly at Norwich City’s Carrow Road. Dedicated fans will clock up the miles in cars and coaches this season to support their team in the Capital One Cup as their club strives to secure a vital spot in the UEFA Europa League.”
Fans of the Pilgrims (Plymouth), the Cumbrians (Carlisle) and the Gulls (Torquay United) will travel the furthest this season to away games.