March 21, 2020 at 12:40 by Thomas
Stopped. FC Nantes like all French football (and beyond) has been dormant since last weekend and for at least several more days, forced by the Coronavirus and its spread. The shortfall for the clubs is important, it can in particular be calculated on match nights, on what relates to the matches played at home. At FC Nantes, a match at the Beaujoire stadium worth between 350,000 and 400,000 euros on average.
Matches that earn between 350k and 400k at FC Nantes
This to the benefit of the ticket office, with or without hospitality receipts; the Nantes club does not specify this in its account lines. As we detailed at Sportune, the Canaries are the sixth largest crowd in Ligue 1 this season 2019-20. Match days bring in 8 million euros, more or less over a whole season at FC Nantes.
A new stadium project in the Canaries boxes
Box office revenues account for about a quarter of the Waldemar Kita club’s operating revenues. La Beaujoire is over 70% full at each meeting. A first project was finally abandoned, but the Loire club plans to build a new stadium which it would own.