A new report from financial experts Deloitte claims Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium was Europe’s most profitable football ground in 2014/15.
The Gunners left Highbury in 2006 to take up residence in a new 60,000-capacity home as they looked to build a future-proof arena capable of helping them compete on a financial level with the continent’s traditional giants.
Deloitte’s report measures profits made from matchday revenues across the entire campaign, with the Emirates generating €132million (30% of the club’s annual profit).
Much of this revenue generating comes from season tickets, which, depending on how you view the number of games included in annual package, are the highest in the land.
For more on how Arsenal’s matchday revenue compares with other clubs, check out The Swiss Ramble’s excellent dissection of the Gunners latest financial results, which claims Manchester United overtook us on this front last year.
In January, Deloitte reported that Arsenal had moved up to seventh place in in the European rich list standings.
Deloitte’s Top 10 profitable stadiums (2014/15 season)
1. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) €132m
2. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) €129.8m
3. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) €116.9m
4. Old Trafford (Manchester United) €114m
5. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) €93.1m
6. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) €89.8m
7. Parc des Princes (Paris Saint-Germain) €78m
8. Anfield (Liverpool) €75m
9. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) €57m
10. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) €54.2m