Revealed: How much being in the Premier League is worth to Newcastle and Sunderland's economy

Being in the Premier League is worth more than £50million a year to the local economy of relegation-threatened Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 12:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2016, 12:31 pm
How much the Premier League is worth to the UK's economy.

That's the finding of a new survey which examines how much being in the top flight of English football generates in terms of travel and tourism.

Newcastle benefits from more than £28million a year, while in Sunderland the figure is almost £23million, according to GoEuro.co.uk.

The survey takes into account the 20 teams, playing 380 games in 13 cities around the country, and works out the average income from inter-city travel, accommodation, and food and drink, which totals £447million across the country.

With five teams in the Premier League, it is no surprise that London benefits the most financially from the tournament, with a total income of £134million.

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Here's a breakdown of total income generated by the Premier League

London – £134,337,000

Manchester – £69,810,000

Liverpool – £43,884,000

Birmingham –£30,630,000

Newcastle – £28,124,000

Sunderland – £22,860,000

Leicester – £16,668,000

Southampton – £15,850,000

Norwich – £14,544,000

Stoke-on-Trent – £13,658,000

Watford – £11,118,000

Swansea – £10,927,000

Bournemouth – £5,836,000

GoEuro also compared the total income generated locally for the top five European Leagues.

It found that the Premier League is the most profitable, earning over £200million more than Germany’s Bundesliga, which generates £238million in tourism and transportation income .

To see the full infographic, please visit www.goeuro.co.uk/travel/tourism-income-premier-league.