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Dr Love
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Jan 10, 2018, 6:12 PM

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Income from Gate Receipts or Reply Privately

Thinking whilst writing a reply in another thread on the board, at what level of football do gate receipts make up the highest proportion of income?

For a Premier League club, this figure would presumably be dwarfed by income due to TV rights, whereas down at step 7 or equivalent even for many clubs who do charge admission, this sum would be less than bar takings/hirings or even grants. So somewhere in the middle, but where?


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Re: [Dr Love] Income from Gate Receipts or Reply Privately

At Tranmere, gate income is probably less than half of turnover.

In our one season in League 2 before relegation (14/15), turnover was 2.9m, split 1.8m football income and 1.1m commercial income. The corresponding figures for the first season in the Conference (15/16) were 1.3m and 1.1m.

The reduction is largely due to the loss of our share of the Football League's central funding (0.4m), which I assume was included in football income.

We'll also be taking an extra hit of 0.5m in the accounts for last season because of the loss of the one year parachute payment and loss of central funding for the Academy. Again, I assume those figures are included in football income.

Stripping all this out, and given our attendances have been fairly consistent between League 2 and the Conference, I guess core gate receipts are around 800k compared with commercial income of just over 1m.


(This post was edited by paulh66 on Jan 11, 2018, 1:04 PM)


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Re: [Dr Love] Income from Gate Receipts or Reply Privately

Plays no part really at our place. The match officials alone costing between 110-180 per game gate receipts rarely cover even the minimum and the club get no income from bar takings during the season as it is sorted with the sports and social side during the summer. Down to sponsors and good will to even get games on some of the time.


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Re: [Dr Love] Income from Gate Receipts or Reply Privately


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Thinking whilst writing a reply in another thread on the board, at what level of football do gate receipts make up the highest proportion of income?

For a Premier League club, this figure would presumably be dwarfed by income due to TV rights, whereas down at step 7 or equivalent even for many clubs who do charge admission, this sum would be less than bar takings/hirings or even grants. So somewhere in the middle, but where?

Bolton's last filed accounts covered the 2015/16 season which brought relegation from the Championship, with gate receipts responsible for a little over 10% of the overall revenue.

Total turnover was 30,767,000 with gate receipts bringing in 3,258,000. TV rights were 42% (12,922,000) while the club's hotel was responsible for a little over 23% of total revenue at 7,159,000.

In circling back to the original thread from which this one stemmed, the average ticket price quoted in the accounts is 8.95, although obviously this takes in to consideration the relatively low price-per-game of a season ticket plus concessionary tickets and the like.

For your average clubhouse-owning non-league club, I would expect gate receipts would certainly be behind bar receipts but would probably be in second spot in terms of earning income, ahead of sponsorship revenue.