As Take That fans pack out the Riverside in Middlesbrough tonight some have been left stunned at the price of a pint.

The hit band, formed in the 90s, are performing for one night only at the home of Middlesbrough FC on their ‘This Life’ tour.

It’s the first time in five years that the band, now a trio, have visited Teesside with their last gig at the Riverside Stadium also proving a hit with fans.

The Northern Echo: Print prices for Take That at the Riverside.Print prices for Take That at the Riverside. (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

With organisers saying concertgoers can’t take their own food and drink into the venue, fans turn to stalls in the fan village and in the ground for drink.

A pint will set concertgoers back £6.50.

It’s higher than the average price of a draught pint of lager which was £4.75 last month, according to the ONS.

A pint of Magners dark fruit cider will also drain your wallet of £6.50 while you can expect to fork out £7.00 for a 187ml bottle of wine.

The Northern Echo: Merchandise at the Take That gig in Middlesbrough.Merchandise at the Take That gig in Middlesbrough. (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

As for soft drinks, it's £4.00 for Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Oasis and £3.00 for water.

One concertgoer said: “It’s daylight robbery in my eyes! I don’t get how they get away with charging that much.”

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But the steep price tag didn’t appear to put fans off buying a drink, with queues at bars around the stadium.

The Northern Echo: Take That merchandise in Middlesbrough for their gig at the Riverside.Take That merchandise in Middlesbrough for their gig at the Riverside. (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

Merchandise was also on sale - with fans having to fork out £65 for a hoodie and £35 for a t-shirt.

James Arthur will also play at the Riverside next month.

The Middlesbrough-born X Factor winner is playing a homecoming gig on Saturday June 8.