Global football sports market is estimated to around 28 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, almost equal to as much as combined revenue from all U.S. sports, Formula 1 racing, Tennis and Golf. In Europe alone, football is a $22 billion business.
Five biggest leagues are accounting for half of the market and the top 20 teams comprising roughly 1 quarter of the market.
Football sports market value chain is structure around four pillars as-
- Properties- The properties managed by right owners are an intangible asset that draws fans and money.
- Rights Management- Traditionally monetization of properties was based on tickets, but now they depended more on media and marketing rights.
- Events- Operating live events that can bring enjoyable experiences for fans and bring additional revenue
- Content- Stadium can occupy only limited number of fans, but packaging content for broadcasters’ and sponsors’ need is vital part of creating revenue in modern sports.
Sports industry today is wide reaching business that spans from field of play- from food and drinks at the stadium to media rights, sponsors. The complex business environment features numerous partcipanats.
Global sports events market 2015 (USD Billion)
Top 10 football clubs in Europe:
Top 10 footballs clubs in Europe in 2015, by revenue includes- Real Madrid CF, Manchester United FC, FC Bayern Munchen, FC Barcelona, Paris saint-German FC, Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC and Juventus FC.
Soccer (Football) Market in the U.S.:
Soccer in the U.S. is a widely popular recreational sport for boys and girls. However, as a spectator sport, soccer is largely overshadowed by American football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. The United States has a professional first-division men’s league, Major League Soccer, which is comprised of 19 teams. Previous leagues in the United States, like the NASL and the WUSA, folded after losing millions of dollars. The MLS currently survives with a very structured pay system, where the lowest paid players can make as little as thirty-five thousand dollars a year.
“Optimal Price Point (OPP) for Football Events”
Estimated Average solution cost – $ xx globally. However, with growth in demand for football viewership beyond EU and U.S., OPP and range of acceptable Prices (RAP) are going to change. We at Ameri Research continuously track these prices with our proprietary pricing model.
Ameri Research depicts the revenue of the leading 25 soccer management bodies. We also bring a comprehensive view of additional revenue management system.