Policing professional football matches (3)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2017-07-06
Session date: 
July 6, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2619
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Which 3 football clubs incurred in the 2016/17 season 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 (3)

Answer for Policing professional football matches (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below sets out the cost and recovery of the three football clubs which incurred the highest policing cost in 2016/17.

 

 

Club

Policing Cost

Recovery

West Ham

£1,078,578.92

£33,318

Chelsea

£726,682.75

£156,375

Tottenham

£652,974.77

£55,797

 

 

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.