The coronavirus crisis looks set to do serious financial damage to English football, with clubs in the Premier League and Championship alone facing a hit of over £10billion.
As neatly broken down in a report from the Daily Star, this is due to the money clubs will miss out on from matchday revenue, TV rights and prize money for certain competitions.
The Premier League has just followed other major European leagues in suspending the season for at least a month, though many experts think it will probably end up being for longer, while there are doubts if the 2019/20 campaign can really be finished at all.
Even if teams can return to playing over the summer, one imagines it would still be the most sensible thing for games to be played behind closed doors, and the lack of matchday revenue could really hit a lot of the smaller clubs in particular.
Here’s a full breakdown of the financial hit English football looks set to take due to coronavirus…
Premier League: £100m
EFL Championship: £36m
League One: £6.9m
League Two: £3.6m
Matchday Revenue total loss: £146.5m
FA Cup: £15m
Champions League: £64m
Europa League: £26m
Prize money total loss: £105m
Domestic TV Rights:
Premier League: £750m
TV Rights total loss: £780m
PL Club Value:
PL Club Value total loss: £9.25billion
TOTAL POTENTIAL LOSSES: £10.28billion