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The eye-watering costs of being a football mascot: West Ham charge fans an incredible £700 while Leicester's £600 price tag dwarfs the rest of the Premier League The costs of being a mascot has been revealed across Premier League clubs West Ham lead the way and ask families to pay a huge £700 for the privilege A number of clubs, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea do so for free  Championship side Swansea incredibly charge more than most top flight sides 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 11:35 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 11:53 GMT, 2 January 2019

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The staggering costs of featuring as a match-day mascot for a number of clubs have been revealed, with the likes of West Ham and Leicester charging eye-watering sums of money for an afternoon of football.

The Hammers top the pile when it comes to the extortionate match-day sums, asking families to part with £700 for their child to be part of the big game and walk out alongside their heroes.

For price comparison, the east London club announced in March 2017 that certain bands of season tickets would have costs frozen for the forthcoming season, priced around £320 for band five. The mascot package, therefore, tallies in at over double.

The staggering prices of being a match-day mascot have been revealed, with Swansea costly

The staggering prices of being a match-day mascot have been revealed, with Swansea costly

West Ham are the priciest of the lot, asking for £700 for a child to be a mascot at the club

West Ham are the priciest of the lot,

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