Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Watford, Crystal Palace in Soccer's Most Valuable Game
Bloomberg News, May 24th, 2013 1:15PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

After Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final, Wembley will be reset for Monday’s Championship Playoff Final between Crystal Palace and Watford, which finished fifth and third, respectively, in England’s second division this season. As Bloomberg points out, the Championship Playoff Final is commonly referred to as the most valuable game in soccer.

Why? According to Deloitte, the winner of Monday’s game will earn around $181 million just for being promoted to the Premier League. The winner will join Cardiff City and Hull City, who were automatically promoted as the top two finishers in the Championship.

Meanwhile, the world’s most valuable game has only become more valuable this year thanks to the EPL’s $4.5 billion television contract that begins next season. Promoted teams can expect to receive more than $90 million just for getting to the EPL, while a whopping $83 million of that comes from the TV deal. Clubs also receive a minimum of $90 million over the next four seasons if they are relegated. In the last 10 years, 17 of the 30 promoted teams have managed to stay in the EPL after their first season.

The last time Crystal Palace played in the EPL was in 2004-05. Watford’s last top flight appearance was during the 2006-07 campaign.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Atletico Madrid Signs Young French Star    
Spanish La Liga champion Atletico Madrid has acquired 23-year-old French World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from ...
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Makes Comeback at 41    
Former Mexico striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has returned to the top flight of Mexican soccer at the ...
Jack Wilshere Regrets Having a Smoke    
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was caught on ...
Dick Advocaat Takes Serbia Helm    
Dutchman Dick Advocaat, whose resume includes stints as coach of the Netherlands, South Korea, PSV Eindhoven ...
Arsenal Buys Teen Defender for $27 million    
Arsenal has signed England U-19 defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for about $27 million. The 19-year-old ...
Schweinsteiger Says Sorry for Insulting Song    
World Cup winner and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video appeared of ...
Lionel Messi Not Clear of Tax Trouble    
Despite the prosecutor arguing in June that his father Jorge was responsible for the family's finances ...
Ranieri Named Greece Coach     
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months    
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica     
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives