This is an interesting list, published today by Deloite, cited in TeamTalk.
The financial experts have researched the annual match-day income from all sides around Europe and have formulated a top 10 based on overall revenue.
The figures are based on profits from the 2014/15 season (oddly), which means Anfield’s New Main Stand and the added revenue we’ll make this term has not been taken into account.
Even so, we’re still in 8th with €75m made – pretty impressive considering the other teams listed. The two London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal charge obscene ticket prices which has boosted their income, while the other stadiums above us have enormous capacities and big commercial, hospitality streams.
Still, the owners will be happy with eighth, aware that we’ll probably be higher by the end of this campaign. In reality though, the money generated by ticket-sales is irrelevant compared to TV money – so we’d advocate less emphasis on this stream and more focus on affordable tickets for all supporters.
1. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) €132m
2. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) €129.8m
3. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) €116.9m
4. Old Trafford (Manchester United) €114m
5. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) €93.1m
6. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) €89.8m
7. Parc des Princes (Paris Saint-Germain) €78m
8. Anfield (Liverpool) €75m
9. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) €57m
10. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) €54.2m