Deloitte reveal list of Europe’s top 10 most profitable stadiums

Date published: Wednesday 12th October 2016 11:40

Emirates Stadium: Europe's most profitable ground

Emirates Stadium: Europe's most profitable ground

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)

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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

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    James Marshment
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    Deloitte has revealed their list of Europe’s 10 most profitable football stadiums in the game – with five of them Premier League.

    [See the full post at: Deloitte reveal list of world’s top 10 most profitable stadiums]

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    Manthistle
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    I didn’t think City owned their stadium either…

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    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
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    doesn’t matter it seems a simple who makes most on match day, surprise surprise the club with the highest charges makes the most, go figure….

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    Stuilse
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    Stunned that a ground with a capacity of just 42k is the 5th most profitable…are tickets at the Bridge that expensive?

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    Al The Gooner
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    Worst part about this is that Old Trafford has a 25% bigger capacity and earns nearly £20m less.

    Either the Man U owners are incredibly generous to their fans, or Kroenke and Co are ripping us Gooners off something stupid – my money is on the latter – although Stuilse makes a good point too.

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    Paxman
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    Al – It is not qa secret that Arsenal rips it’s fans off massively, the only shock for me is Anfield is in there and these figures are from before the stadium expansion has taken place, an expansion that gives 8,500 hospitality tickets each match as well as a couple of thousand normal tickets.

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    Aguerooooooo
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    Blimey.I know Arsenals season tickets are the most priciest in Europe.
    But very suprised how much Chelsea & Liverpool are making ?
    Given the strong stance from the Pool fans last season over prices.

    1. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) €132m
    stadium capacity 60,260

    2. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) €129.8m
    stadium capacity 81,044

    3. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) €116.9m
    stadium capacity 99,354

    4. Old Trafford (Manchester United) €114m
    stadium capacity 75,653

    5. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) €93.1m
    stadium capacity 41,798

    6. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) €89.8m
    stadium capacity 75,000

    7. Parc des Princes (Paris Saint-Germain) €78m
    stadium capacity 80,000

    8. Anfield (Liverpool) €75m
    stadium capacity 44,742 (before expansion)

    9. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) €57m
    stadium capacity 55,097

    10. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) €54.2m
    stadium capacity 81,359

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    oscardairies
    oscardairies
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    if Stanford bridge is anything close to 80.000 …then.. twice the income

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    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
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    Pity it’s not anything close to 80,000….

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    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
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    The scary thing is what if the like of Barca/Real ever charge as much as the Goon Show…what sort of wonga would they have to throw around!

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    Manthistle
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    Based on average cost per fan per season then the list would be:

    1) Chelsea – £2,225
    2) Arsenal – £2,200
    3) Liverpool – £1,675
    4) Real Madrid – £1,600
    5) Man Utd – £1,500
    6) Bayern Munich – £1,200
    7) Barcelona – £1,175
    8) Man City – £1,025
    9) PSG – £975
    10 Dortmund – £675

    I don’t think all revenue from a stadium is limited to match day fan expenditure though.

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