Financial experts Deloitte has revealed their list of the 10 most profitable stadiums in European football – with five of them Premier League clubs.
The figures released by Deloitte are measured over the 2014/15 season – and it’s Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium which comes out on top.
The club may have their detractors for their lack of success on the pitch, while their fans often criticise their unwillingness to sign the world’s top stars – and it’s unlikely this report from Deloitte will dampen their concerns.
The report measures profits made from matchday revenues across the entire campaign, with the Emirates generating €132million (30% of the club’s annual profit).
The Gunners are followed on the list by Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu (€129.8m), Barcelona’s Nou Camp (€116.9m) and Manchester United’s Old Trafford (€ 114m).
Chelsea and Stamford Bridge sit fifth in the table as they cashed in €93.1million, before the Allianz Areana (Bayern Munich, €89.8m), the Parc des Princes (PSG, €78m), Anfield (Liverpool, €75m), the Etihad Stadium (Man City, €57m) and the Signal Idna Park (Borussia Dortmund, €54.2m) complete the top 10.
PSG’s stadium is the only one in the list which is not owned by the club (though they pay €75million rent to the city of Paris each year).
Juventus are the top Italian club in the list though the Bianconeri only sit 12th with € 51.4million cashed in from the J Stadium in the 2014-15 campaign.
Deloitte’s Top 10 profitable stadiums (2014/15 season)
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