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The huge cost of season ticket refunds

Premier League could lose £177m in match-day income should the season end behind closed doors.

The never ending tale of woe  goes on and on with it seeming more and more that likely no further football will be played in front of fans as far as this season is concerned anyway!

So on top of the possible loss of Sky money – which pays the wages of the players – fans will now have to be refunded as the losses continue to pile up.

An additional loss comes in the shape of revenue through the club shop with the overall scenario falling in line with the economic desperation which will soon need to be faced by the government.

The Hammers have mitigated the situation with a right issue of £30 million along with pay cuts among the senior management staff and pay deferrals among the players.

But at some stage income must flow in again although the summer transfer window will surely be as flat as we will ever see.

Premier League sides were projecting a combined £708m in match-day revenue this campaign, but with most clubs still having to play nine games, a quarter of this sum could be lost, according to the Daily Mail.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “The huge cost of season ticket refunds

  1. Presumably we can refuse a refund to donate it back to the club if we wish – I would gladly do that for our club.

  2. Not sure I share the confidence about avoiding the drop, it will be a lottery if the season does continue. We should have done what Belgium have and cancelled the season. Putting players and other non playing staff needlessly at risk for profit is despicable

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