Calcio e Finanza: How much revenue Milan will lose due to coronavirus restrictions

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are set to miss out on a sizeable chunk of matchday income due to the situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy and in particular the region of Lombardy – of which Milano is the capital – has been hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus, with over 3,000 confirmed cases country-wide.

It led to the original Milan-Genoa fixture being postponed on Sunday as well as the midweek Coppa Italia semi-final versus Juventus, but the Genoa game will now be held on Sunday at 15:00 CET – though it will be in front of an empty San Siro.

The graphic below from Calcio e Finanza shows what impact that will have on all clubs in Serie A based on the amount of home games they are likely to have behind closed doors.

Milan stand to make the second-highest loss, with 107,000 (53,500 per game) fans missing out which will result in a loss of €3,451,100 – around 12% of what they were projected to make this season.

Inter come in just behind on the same estimations, losing €2,790,086 which is 10%, but that is nothing compared to the staggering 43% that rivals Juventus stand to lose by playing three big home games behind closed doors (vs. Inter and the return leg of the Champions League last 16 vs. Lyon, plus Lecce).

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