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 Â£50million a year to the local economy of relegation-threatened Newcastle United and Sunderland.
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.
Here's a breakdown of total income generated by the Premier League
London – £134,337,000
Manchester – £69,810,000
Liverpool – £43,884,000
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.