Deloitte reveal Europe's 10 most profitable stadiums

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Financial giants Deloitte have revealed which 10 of Europe's football stadiums generate the most revenue for their clubs.

And it appears as though the majority of money is coming from the Premier League, as English clubs have no fewer than five representatives in the list.

Deloitte analysed the figures generated over the 2014/15 season, and put together the list (via TeamTalk) alongside the relevant numbers to show the most profitable football stadiums in Europe.


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Earlier this year Deloitte released a guide for using a sports stadium as a model for integrating new technology into the sports business.

However, new technology in stadiums was still in its infancy during the 2014/15 campaign and made up just a fraction of how a club could profit from its home.

Scroll below for the names and figures charting Europe's most profitable stadiums...

10. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) - €54.2m

Famed for the Yellow Wall, the Bundesliga title contenders rarely fail to sell out as it has become a church of modern football.

9. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) - €57m

Initially built for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, the 55,000 seater venue has been City's home ever since. The club has updated the surrounding grounds to encompass a training facility and education centre. You can even get married in one of the specially built suites there.

8. Anfield (Liverpool) - €75m

One of the most iconic grounds in the world, let alone the country, and somewhere that is always packed with enthusiastic fans whether they're local or coming from afar. Anfield is presently undergoing redevelopment to increase its capacity.

7. Parc des Princes (Paris Saint Germain) - €78m

The Parc des Princes is the only stadium on the list that isn't owned by the club it hosts, as PSG pay Paris city council €75m-per-year for the privilege of playing there.

6. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) - €89.8m

Despite being the home of "FC Hollywood", the ground is fairly reasonably priced to get into and as such encourages fans to spend more elsewhere while inside.

5. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) - €93.1m

One of the smaller stadiums on the list, coming in at just 41,663. The club are in the process of plotting a revamp of the home they've had since 1905, but plans have recently run into problems.

4. Old Trafford (Manchester United) - €114m

It's not known as the "Theatre of Dreams" for nothing and frequently attracts visitors from all over the world to take tours and take in a game. Shame they've not seen too much success recently...

3. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) - €116.9m

Barca has taken a relaxed stance on sponsorship in recent years but attracts visitors on a regular basis for tours and games.

2. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) - €129.8m

Pipping their deadly rivals to second place by a good €13.8m. The club are now looking into the possibility of adding a retracting roof to the ground at a cost of €400m.

1. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) - €132m

For once Arsenal fans didn't vote to get themselves to the top of the list, and the huge number that the club brings in from the stadium alone accounts for 30% of their annual profit.

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