Policing professional football matches (2)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2017-07-06
Session date: 
July 6, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2618
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Which were the 3 football matches in the 2016/17 season which incurred the highest policing costs; in each case what were those policing costs; and in each case, how much was recovered from the clubs concerned?

Answer

Answer for Policing professional football matches (2)

Answer for Policing professional football matches (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below sets out the cost and recovery of the three highest cost football matches in 2016/17.

 

Match

Policing Cost

Recovery

Manchester Utd v Southampton - EFL Cup Final 26.2.17

£152,733.14

£38,474

Tottenham v KAA Gent - Europa League 23.2.17

£123,609.22

£10,604

Tottenham v Millwall - FA Cup quarter final 12.3.17

£120,040.26

£40,813

 

We charge the football clubs the full amount allowed under the current legislation. We continue to lobby the government to allow the recovery of all costs incurred in policing football matches.