First Team Star
Jan 11, 2018, 1:43 PM
Location: Leigh, Lancashire
Team(s): Hibernian, Bolton Wanderers, Atherton Collieries & Leigh Centurions RL
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? 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.
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?
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.