There will be only one side lifting the trophy at the end of tonight’s Supercoppa Italiana between AC Milan and Inter, but both teams stand to benefit financially.
Corriere dello Sport (via SempreMilan.it) report that the five-year contract between Lega Serie A and Saudi Arabia as a host venue for the Supercoppa will expire this year. That means that this evening’s game in Riyadh between Milan and Inter will in fact be the last match there as per the agreement between the two countries.
The paper states that the total prize pool is €7.5m, of which 10% is due to Lega Serie A to cover organisational costs. Last year, the decision was made to split the proceeds of the finalists from 2021 to 2024 equally, in order to avoid any inequalities.
Therefore, Milan and Inter will have to wait until next year to know the amount they will actually get, while the only advance they will receive is that relating to television rights, which is worth €1.2m for the winner of the final and €800k for the losers.
The final difference in total income between the two teams will be equal to a range between €500k to €1m.