Sharing success

The Premier League has the most equitable revenue distribution of any major league in Europe, with the ratio of top to bottom earning clubs at just 1.53:1

The unscripted drama of bottom teams beating top is created from the collective strength and equitable distribution of our broadcast revenues. The mechanism for distributing this revenue is based on the Premier League Founder Members' Agreement, the contract signed by the initial clubs that formed the League in 1992.

The agreement works as follows:

  • 50% of UK broadcast revenue split equally between the 20 clubs
  • 25% of UK broadcast revenue paid in Merit Payments (‘Prize Money’ per place in the table)
  • 25% of UK broadcast revenue paid in Facility Fees each time a club’s matches are broadcast in the UK.
  • 100% of international broadcast revenue, and central commercial revenue, is split equally amongst the 20 clubs.
Table of payments to Premier League Clubs Click to see the table of payments to clubs 2014/15

The table above – which also shows the finishing positions of the clubs – details the value of the central income payments made to our clubs in the 2014/15 season.

The Premier League clubs put their money to good use across a range of ventures big and small. Here we highlight what just a few of them have been working on this season.

Liverpool’s home improvement

Liverpool's new stadium design

Liverpool FC is redeveloping its Main Stand at Anfield as part of a wider £260m social and economic area regeneration programme. The expanded Main Stand will become one of the largest all-seater single stands in Europe, a new noisy home for their fans and an impressive addition to one of the most famous stadiums in world football.

Tottenham Hotspur builds foundations

Tottenham Hotspur is investing £1.8m in redeveloping Percy House to become their Foundation’s new head office. It will act as a major community enterprise, employment and skills hub located at the heart of the regeneration of North Tottenham. The new stadium site will also feature the first ever University Technical College sponsored by a football club.

Percy House

Albion’s local history project

The hawthorns pub at West Brom's stadium

West Bromwich Albion is investing a six-figure sum in a Fan Zone on a historic site. The new supporters’ area will be situated in front of the old Hawthorns pub, a Grade II listed building, and will feature on-the-day catering and bar facilities, as well as matchday attractions for fans young and old.

Saints alive to the future

In November, Southampton expanded its impressive £30m Staplewood Academy facility with the opening of the Markus Leibherr Pavilion, which houses the club’s sports science, scouting and recruitment, football administration and medical departments, as well as training, changing and dining facilities. Construction of an inflatable dome over Staplewood’s 3G pitch has also begun.

Southampton Academy building
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