Subject : deloitte money league
Nice list. Apart from Bayern whose numbers are joint for TV and ticket
sales the first BL club comes in a distant 20th.
The contract is valid for Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga. As you can see
in above list non-CL-playing English clubs make more than twice as much
tv money as their German counterparts.
Things will change when the new TV contract comes into effect next
The Bundesliga is living proof against this. Via Premiere (Pay-TV) you
can watch every Bundesliga game live - and I surely don't need to
mention which league has the highest average attendance. It can even be
argued that the surge in Bundesliga attendances in the 90s was started
by a bigger tv presence of the league.
The Bundesliga is the exception to the rule. Serie A attendances have
declined rapidly in recent years and in England cup matches broadcast on
TV usually have poor attendances.
The list is incomplete, e.g. Dortmund (avg. att. nearly 80k) is not in
there and HSV, too, make more money at the gates than Lazio. First I
wondered if this was a list only including clubs who took part in the CL
- but Man City, Newcastle, Everton and Spurs speak against this.
The list isn't incomplete. The ranking is based on total revenue from
matchday, broadcast and commercial income so while Dortmund take in more
at the gate than Lazio they probably don't take in more from commercial
and broadcasting sources and that's why they didn't make the list.
I wonder how these numbers are made up. Schalke making 57.60 by
sponsoring? Ridiculous. This number must include other kinds of
payments, e.g. the one-off payment by Schechter which is just another
kind of loan and therefore at the very least dodgy to put into a revenue
'A 7% growth in revenues to e97.4m (£65.8m) moved Schalke up three
places to 14th in its third successive appearance amongst the Top 20
clubs. Commercial revenues are the largest contributor to the club's
overall total at e57.6m (£38.9m) (59% of the total). The principal
contributors to this total are a shirt sponsorship deal with insurance
company Victoria, and a ten-year stadium sponsorship deal with brewer
Veltins. Broadcasting revenue totalled e16.5m (£11.2m), the lowest of
any Money League club, despite its second place finish in the
Bundesliga, and 2004/05 being the first year of a new two-year broadcast
contract with Premiere. In part this is due to the low value of
Bundesliga broadcast deals compared to its European rivals. However, new
improved contracts negotiated with a consortium of cable operators from
2006/07, mean that this balance is likely to be redressed in future
Schalke's average home match attendance in 2004/05 was over 60,000,
although the relatively low price of tickets means matchday revenues
totalled just e23.3m (£15.7m). Qualification for the 2005/06 Champions
League means that the club's position in next year's Money League looks
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