Elm Park Kid wrote:Kulshaw72RFC wrote:genome wrote:Some basic rushed numbers that are probably completely wrong because it's Monday morning, but whatever
2,175 (half the south stand capacity) x £20 we charge for away tickets = £43,500 per game x 23 home games = £1,000,500 lost over the course of the season IF every away team sell out the South Stand. Not every team will, so it'll probably be around half that number (if that), minus £9085 for around 300 Club 1871 season tickets (or however many there were).
So I think it'll lose the club about £400,000 to £500,000, but it's hard to say.
That is incredible.
Not to mention the programmes, food and beer every match aswell. The likes of Millwall and Leeds would easily spend £20 per head on just beer and pies alone.
From memory I don't recall that many teams filling the entire South Stand - maybe more like 6 o 7? The below article suggests that only 6 clubs have an average attendance more than 2,000.
Then you've got to remove VAT from the ticket sale price to get the clubs actual share of the revenue.
It's probably closer to £250k a year the club is losing by not making the whole stand available. Roughly 0.75-1% of our income.
i.e Aluko's wages for 2 weeks.
It's not an inconsequential amount but it isn't make or break and if successful could attract additional home fans. Not to mention the effect a full away stand has on results on the pitch - if any impact whatsoever, the difference could be millions.