North East UK news The cost of a season without fans to Newcastle United MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Magpies will go a whole season without supporters being able to enter St James' Park due to social distancing rules
Breaking News ! Newcastle United will have lost almost £25m this season due to the pandemic keeping fans out of grounds. Boris Johnson announced the road map out of lockdown on Monday, with fans earmarked to return to grounds on May 17. That’s just in time for the last round of Premier League matches, and the EFL playoffs. For at least half the clubs in the top flight then - and as near as makes no difference for the other half - 2020/21 has been an entire season without match day income. That will result in a combined loss of £693.7m for current Premier League clubs, according to their 2018/19 accounts which are the latest available from when fans could attend all matches. Read More Related Articles Allan Saint-Maximin reveals Newcastle's 'problem' after being asked how worried he is about Fulham Read More Related Articles The star man who looks disinterested, the fighter waiting in the wings and the £40 million debate It’s also a £112.8m loss for clubs currently in the Championship. That’s a combined total of £806.5m lost in gate receipts by clubs in the top two divisions of English football. Newcastle earned £24.9m in matchday income the last time they were allowed fans in the ground for a whole season. That’s the eighth highest total brought in more through the turnstiles, with Manchester United topping the list with £110.8m, followed by Arsenal with £96.2m. Premier League sides have huge amounts of broadcast income to soften the blow though, unlike Championship sides. Matchday income makes up large proportions of turnover at some clubs in the second tier of English football. Luton’s matchday income in 2018/19 made up 67% of their turnover. For Barnsley it was 47%, for Millwall 31%, Nottingham Forest 30%, Norwich 29%, Sheffield United 28%, and Preston North End 26%. Loss of matchday income - Premier League Club // Matchday income 18/19 (£m) Manchester United // 110.
.24 Liverpool // 84.21 Tottenham Hotspur // 81.68 Chelsea // 66.62 Manchester City // 56.01 West Ham United // 27.13 Newcastle United // 24.85 Brighton & Hove Albion // 18.54 Southampton // 17.03 Leicester City // 14.69 Crystal Palace // 14.6 Everton // 14.18 Aston Villa // 12.75 Leeds United // 12.61 Wolverhampton Wanderers // 11.54 Fulham // 10.68 West Bromwich Albion // 7.32 Burnley // 6.32 Sheffield United // 5.88
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