Rangers have released ticketing information at last about this season’s Champions League campaign, and the Ibrox club have just guaranteed a massive shot of cash.
We frequently get readers asking how the numbers break down and here we show you the deets.
Right, the numbers break down into four key areas:
UEFA prize money, UEFA coefficient payment, TV money and gate receipts.
We will fully break these down so folks understand why this is making big numbers.
Prize money is simple – it’s £15M base level prize money for getting into the group phase. That’s the easy one:
188.8.131.52 Starting fees (€500.5m)
Each of the 32 clubs that qualify for the group stage can expect to receive a group
stage allocation of €15.64m, split into a down-payment of €14.8m and a balance
Coefficient payment is also simple. Thanks to our incredible run in the UEL, and now, getting to the UCL group phase, Rangers will earn more than the £3.4M Swiss football Ramble predicted 5 months ago – the club has hiked up to 33rd in the coefficient, previously having been 98th. We now have the level of coefficient payment Celtic used to have, and we’ll secure around £8M for it. Celtic will get a bit less having dropped to 51st.
The Champions League UEFA coefficient pot is divided into shares worth €1.137m, so the highest ranked club gets €36.4m, while the lowest gets €1.1m. Based on the 2021/22 coefficients, #CelticFC are ranked 38th in Europe, so would have received €9.1m. pic.twitter.com/WsiMCbC6Sg— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) May 4, 2022
Next we have TV cash:
TV money. So, because Scotland isn’t on its own TV deal, but shares with England, we share their pot. And for those of you who don’t know, the UK has the biggest CL deal in Europe, at around £1.5B. Now, the thing gets hazy because you earn more as you go further. For purely base level group level, it’s to be around 5% of the full £70M that goes to UK clubs (subject to rising), because 10% always goes to Scotland. If both Old Firm clubs are there, we get 5% each. So that’s about £6M.
And lastly gate receipts.
These are slightly higher than before because it’s the UCL, at around £50 a match, but it still breaks down to about £3M (give or take) per match, so roughly £9M overall.
So… here is the simplified GUARANTEED base minimum:
That overlooks all the advertising deals, match wins and draws, and merchandise uptake.
Hope this clears it all up.