Burnley FC could lose £3.7m in concession sales if fans are not permitted back at Turf Moor

Burnley Football Club could miss out on £3.7m in lost revenue if fans are not permitted from attending any Premier League matches in the upcoming season, a new study has confirmed.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 7:00 am
Turf Moor

Despite the fact that the Clarets could lose £194,749 every single home game over the course of the season, Burnley are actually the best-placed club in the entire division when it comes to not being able to rely on income generated by concession sales to fans.

Using estimated attendance figures and the cost of a cup of tea, pint, and a pie, money.co.uk have revealed that Manchester United would be hardest hit, missing out on a whopping £116,242,699, while Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham, and Manchester City all make up the top five with losses in excess of £10m.

But Burnley, who ahead of next season have the smallest ground capacity in the division following the relegation of Bournemouth (whose Vitality Stadium holds 11,329), would come out relatively unscathed along with Crystal Palace (£4m losses), West Brom (£4.4m), Fulham (£4.9m), and Wolverhampton Wanderers (£5.1m).

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On average, Premier League clubs will lose £413,915 per game without fans, but with rumours abounding regarding the possible return of fans to Premier League grounds as early as next month, those concession stands may be rolling once again.

With a 1m social distancing rule introduced, clubs could expect to welcome back at most around 27% capacity, meaning that 5,820 Clarets fans would be able to watch Sean Dyche's team play, cutting estimated losses to £141,787 per game and £2,693,955 over the season.