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15 Aug 2018

BBC research: Premier League clubs would make profits playing in empty stadiums
BY Tom Walker

Fans of EPL clubs are considered some of the most passionate in the world

Fans of EPL clubs are considered some of the most passionate in the world

More than half of the clubs in the English Premier League (EPL) could make pre-tax profits even if they played at empty stadiums – without a single fan in attendance – according to research by the BBC.

A record £8.3bn broadcasting deal signed by the EPL ahead of the 2016-17 season – coupled with income from other commercial deals – meant that matchday income contributed less than 20p in every £1 earned by 18 top-flight outfits.

The BBC cites EPL minnow Bournemouth – the club with the smallest ground capacity in the league (11,450) – as an example of how match day ticket income has lost its importance.

Bournemouth had a turnover of almost £136.5m in 2016-17, with only £5.2m coming from tickets – less than 4p in every £1 of its income.

To read the full report and more insight on BBC's research, click here for the full article.



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