Play off final winner to receive £160m+Fri 20 Jul
Play off final winner to receive £160m+
Wembley hosts the English Football League play-off finals this weekend, with the winner of the Championship play-off final on Saturday set to receive at least £160m in revenue.
That figure, which has been calculated by Deloitte and is spread over three years, could rise to £280m if either Aston Villa or Fulham manage to survive one season after reaching the top flight.
“Whilst in football terms the Champions League final (between Liverpool and Real Madrid) is the bigger game, the financial rewards on offer in Kiev are dwarfed by those at stake in north London,” said Dan Jones, head of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.
“The difference between winning and losing for Liverpool is a mere £4m in distributions from Uefa and they are already assured of appearing in next year’s competition.”