policing professional football matches (4)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2017-07-06
Session date: 
July 6, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2620
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It is reported that Millwall's FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in March cost £250,000 to police. What was the policing cost of Millwall's return to Wembley for the League One play-off final with Bradford City?

Answer

Answer for policing professional football matches (4)

Answer for policing professional football matches (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The policing cost of the Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall FA Cup quarter final match was £120,040.26.  The policing cost of the Millwall v Bradford City League One Play off final match was £119,568.57.  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.