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Spanish clubs could lose €1 billion if season is canceled

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Javier Tebas also discussed when La Liga could resume

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La Liga president Javier Tebas said that Spanish league teams could lose out on €1 billion if the season is unable to restart. La Liga and lower tiered Spanish leagues are of course currently suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The loss in income is due to matchday revenue being lost, but also the complicated nature of broadcasting and advertising deals. Tebas ensured to note that canceling the season isn’t currently the scenario that is being planned for.

“If we don’t resume, the economic impact on Spanish clubs, including money from European competitions, would be worth around €1bn.”

“That figure is not just based on league revenue, but also includes money teams won’t get from Champions League revenue.

“The losses will be €300 million if games are played behind closed doors and then €150m if we resume with fans because of the damage that has already been caused.”

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Tebas also spoke about when the season could resume and said current discussions involve retarting on“May 28, June 6 or or even up until June 28.”