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Championship Play-Off: Football’s Most Expensive Game

Championship Play-Off: Football’s Most Expensive Game

Championship Play-Off

On Monday, Huddersfield Town and Reading will battle is out what has supped the most valuable match in world Football. Promotion to the Premier League for either club will see a rising in receipts of at least Euro 170 million improving more than Euro 290 million. Sheffield Wednesday and Hull can pass judgment an immediate cash boost if they clinch promotion to the Premier League in the Championship Play-off final on Saturday. Dan Jones, head and partner of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, remark:

“Wembley’s winner-takes-all clash will be a fantastic advert for both the Premier League and the Championship.

“We are one year into the new broadcast rights arrangements and fans of these clubs will be fully aware of the financial reward for playing in the top flight next season.”

The Football League Champion play-off final winner, along with not yet promoted Hove Albion and Brighton, can expect an income increase of at least Euro170 million across the nest three seasons.

Finishing Positions of Clubs in First Premier League season (1st, 2nd, and 3rd playoff winner).


QPR (17) Norwich (12) Swansea (11)


Reading (19) Southampton (14) West Ham (10)


Cardiff (20) Hull (16) Crystal Palace (11)


Leicester (14) Burnley (19) QPR (20)


Bournemouth (16) Watford (13) Norwich (19)


Burnley (16) Middlesbrough (19) Hull (18)

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This is an aggregation of additional income they will earn from performing in the Premier League in 2017/18 and rescue equipment payments in 2018/19 and 19/20 they should be official emissary after one season.

Huddersfield, Reading, and Brighton could see this figure increase to at least Euro290 million if either club survives in the Premier Leagues’ first season. Jones added further:

“The Financial prize for Huddersfield or Reading, and Brighton becomes at least Euro290million if the promoted club survives the first season in the Premier League.” will also have live blog and reaction from midnight AEDT.

“Burnley successfully stayed up this year, and a sustained period of Premier League participation could provide any newly promoted club with the platform to enter the top 30 of the Deloitte Football Money League.”

The Premier League club finishes in 2017/18 will be higher their revenue. If Newcastle is official emissary at the end of their first season, the nominal upheaval in revenue over the close three seasons will be Euro120million.

Jones concludes:

“The current broadcast rights arrangements provide Premier League clubs with the financial resources to make strategic investments both on and off the pitch.

“Whilst this typically includes some increased expenditure on playing talent in the short term. It is important that promoted clubs are committed to long-term financial responsibility.

“Recent history has shown that parachute payments are no guarantee of promotion back to the Premier League if relegation does occur.”

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