AC Milan halves full-year losses as TV revenue rises

AC Milan halves full-year losses as TV revenue rises

26/10/2021 7:54:00 PM

AC Milan halves full-year losses as TV revenue rises

MILAN: AC Milan halved its losses in the fiscal year ending Jun 30 as the Serie A Italian football club\u0027s improved pitch performance boosted TV revenues and limited pandemic damage, it said on Tuesday. Controlled by US investment fund Elliott, the seven-time European champions reported a full-yea

MILAN: AC Milan halved its losses in the fiscal year ending Jun 30 as the Serie A Italian football club's improved pitch performance boosted TV revenues and limited pandemic damage, it said on Tuesday.Controlled by US investment fund Elliott, the seven-time European champions reported a full-year loss of €96.4 million, down from a record 194.6 million the previous year.

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"Positive sports performance in the domestic league and participation in UEFA Europa League lifted audiovisual rights income by some €75 million," the club said in a statement after its annual shareholder meeting.AC Milan TV rights revenue totalled €63.4 million the year before.

The club estimated that COVID-19 reduced 2020-2021 earnings by €55 million, including the loss of ticket sales due to closed-door matches to stem contagion.After playing in the UEFA Europa League during the last season, AC Milan qualified for Champions League for the first time since 2013-2014 as it finished second in Italy's top flight soccer league. The Rossoneri, as the team is nicknamed, are now on the top of Serie A standings after nine matches. headtopics.com

AC Milan withdrew from a project to create a breakaway Super League in April with 11 other major clubs in Europe. The scheme collapsed under massive pressure from fans, politicians and soccer officials.AC Milan and city rival Inter Milan have resumed talks with local authorities over long-standing plans for a new stadium to replace the nearly century-old San Siro. The proposal, partly delayed by the pandemic, is seen as crucial to compete with top European rivals which own stadiums.

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