Cost of policing football matches

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3855
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much was spent by policing the areas around London football stadiums in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to date, broken down by team or stadium involved, and how much of these costs were recovered by the police?

Answer

Answer for Cost of policing football matches

Answer for Cost of policing football matches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In compliance with the relevant legislation and the High Court ruling in regard to Leeds United Football Club, the MPS cannot charge Football Clubs for the policing of the areas outside of their stadia however are able to recover the costs of policing inside the stadia. The table below details the estimated cost of deploying police services to the 14 London football stadia and the associated recovery of cost for policing services inside the stadia during the 2011/12 season.

Football Club

Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

 

£

£

Premier League

Arsenal

1,075,467

943,136

Chelsea

922,553

328,897

Fulham

399,090

190,771

QPR

492,655

138,674

Tottenham Hotspur

617,811

423,486

League Total

3,507,576

2,024,964

 

Championship

CrystalPalace

399,084

219,204

Millwall

723,670

171,771

West Ham United

688,394

537,933

League Total

1,811,148

928,908

 

 

 

League Division 1

Brentford

130,537

19,021

Charlton

258,033

92,035

Leyton Orient

87,296

4,582

League Total

475,866

115,638

 

 

 

League Division 2

AFC Wimbledon

54,003

35,152

Barnet

56,438

1,296

Dagenham & Redbridge

27,805

6,777

League Total

138,246

43,225

Grand Total

5,932,836

3,112,736

In terms of the 2012/13 season to date, the table below details the estimated cost of police services to the stadia and the associated cost recovery of policing services inside the stadia.

Football Club

Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

 

£

£

Arsenal

452,690

293,384

Chelsea

348,995

112,558

Fulham

97,328

49,356

QPR

195,545

28,094

Tottenham Hotspur

321,543

161,599

West Ham United

171,947

68,232

League Total

1,588,048

713,223

 

 

 

Championship

Charlton

157,347

33,536

CrystalPalace

217,011

31,536

Millwall

248,566

21,433

League Total

622,924

86,505

 

 

 

League Division 1

Brentford

41,963

3,354

Leyton Orient

30,819

0

League Total

72,782

3,354

 

 

 

League Division 2

AFC Wimbledon

22,736

0

Barnet

28,953

864

Dagenham & Redbridge

10,744

2,671

League Total

62,433

3,535

Grand Total

2,346,187

806,617

It should be noted that a significant number of matches in League 1 and 2 have no deployments inside the stadium particularly those matches where there is believed to be little or no risk of public disorder. Such matches will continue to have a deployment outside the stadia on match days.