The Europa Conference League isn’t as lucrative as the Europa League in which West Ham is thought to have earned £38m in prize and gate money last season.
An approximate €235 million (£199m), is distributed among participating teams. The amount is further divided into:
– 40% will be allocated to starting fees (€94 million/£79m)
– 40% will be allocated to performance-related fixed amounts (€94 million/£79m)
– 10% will be allocated to coefficient-based amounts (€23.5 million/ £20m)
– 10% will be allocated to variable amounts (market pool) (€23.5 million/ £20m)
If west Ham is eliminated from the play-off round they will receive €750,000 (£634,00)
Qualification to the group stage is worth €2.9m (£2.45m)
UEFA Europa Conference League prize money for group stage
A team winning a group stage fixture in the UEFA Europa Conference League is rewarded with €500,000, while a draw means contesting teams earn €166,000 each. At the end of the group stage schedule, each group winner pockets €650,000, in addition to the money earned from wins and draws, whereas the runner-ups are given €325,000.
Per match win in group stage: €500,000 (£423,000)
Per match drawn in group stage: €166,000 (£140,000)
Group stage winners: €650,000 (£549,000)
Group stage runners-up: €325,000 (£275,000)
UEFA Europa Conference League prize money for knockout phase
Teams progressing into the knockout phase of the UEFA Europa Conference League receive a significantly larger amount than in the group stage. Teams that qualify for the quarter-finals and the semi-finals pocket a base fee of €1 million and €2 million respectively.
Here’s the break up.
Qualification for round of 32: €300,000 (£253,000)
Qualification for round of 16: €600,000 (£507,000)
Qualification for quarter-final: €1 million (£850,000)
Qualification for semi-final: €2 million (£1.7m)
What is the UEFA Europa Conference League prize money for the winner and runners-up?
The winner of the UEFA Europa Conference League receives a cash prize of €5 million, while the runner-up will return home with €3 million.
Winner: €5 million (£4,23m)
Runner up: €3 million (£2.53m)
If a team has won all six games in the group stage and goes on to win the UEFA Europa Conference League, they stand to win a total amount of approximately €20 million (£16.89m)
The runner-up can receive a grand total of €17 million (£14,36m) if they win all their matches barring the final. The figure also includes the TV market pool share, which is distributed among the teams in addition to the base fees.
TV market pool share for UEFA Europa Conference League
The total TV market pool share for the UEFA Europa Conference League is set at €23.5 million shared amongst the clubs. Below is the breakdown of the fees div at every stage.
Group Stage: €4.70 million (£3.97m)
Knockout Round Playoffs: €1.76 million (£1.49m)
Round of 16: €2.36 million (£1.99m)
Quarter-finals: €1.53 million (£1.29m)
Semi-finals: €940,000 (£794,000)
UEFA Europa Conference League final: €470,500 (£397,000)
Overall TV Pool adjusted : €11.75 million (£9.92m)
The remaining share (€11.75m) will be split among the clubs representing national associations in the group stage on the basis of their performance in the previous season’s domestic competitions.
In addition to the Prize and TV money, West Ham gets to keep home gate money. This evening’s match is worth around £600,000 with a crowd of 30,000 expected
Later home games at full capacity could be worth up to £1.5m per game if sold out.