The best football teams like Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham are paying a fraction of the cost for police match days, the figures reveal – The Sun

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The best football teams are paying a fraction of the cost for police match days, the figures show.

Mega-rich Premier League clubs, including Spurs, Arsenal and West Ham, leave taxpayers to collect most of the bill.

    The best football teams in the Premier League are paying only a fraction of the cost for police match days, the figures have revealed

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The best football teams in the Premier League are paying only a fraction of the cost for police match days, the figures have revealed

The documents show that the operations involving 26,774 officials in the capital cost £ 10.6 million last season.

This figure is for all London soccer teams in the four main divisions, as well as for Wembley Stadium. But the clubs only paid £ 682,197.

Police can only charge police costs in stadiums or club-owned land.

But several clubs claimed to have given an extra contribution to the police, to employ hundreds of people and to give a major boost to the local economy on match days.

    The documents show that the operations involving 26,774 officials in the capital cost £ 10.6 million last season

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The documents show that the operations involving 26,774 officials in the capital cost £ 10.6 million last seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The breakdown shows that the Arsenal games cost almost £ 1.1 million, but the club was only responsible for £ 55,000. The costs for the Spurs amounted to around £ 1.4 million and they paid £ 125,000.

Chelsea paid £ 178,000 to their £ 1.3 million account. West Ham paid almost £ 42,000 on £ 747,000 – but claims to have invested £ 13 million in the nearby area.

Meanwhile, Manchester United has been charged with £ 625,000 and Manchester City with £ 595,000 from Greater Manchester Police.

Labor MP Chris Evans called for a "more balanced approach" between police and football authorities.

Chelsea said: "We need minimal police assistance for potential crime and disorder problems in our property." Arsenal said: "All agreed costs are paid in full". Spurs said: "The price paid is in line with the police level provided."

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