The clubs of the English Premier League said they will have to pay 340 million pounds domestic and international broadcasters, even if the season resumes behind closed doors.
The amount may be increased if the season is shortened or if the resumption of the tournament will be cancelled. Officials of the clubs met Monday, may 11, to continue negotiations on the project restart nuclear submarines. They also discussed various issues, including the conduct of matches at neutral venues.
The refund was requested because the matches do not go as expected and because they will be played without fans, at a different time than originally planned. Executive Director of the Premier League Richard masters previously predicted a loss of at least 1 billion pounds if the Premier League will not be able to finish the season 2019/20.
Richard masters said: “Today we were able to inform our clubs about the situation with the TV companies, which obviously is confidential. Whatever happens, the clubs will be a significant loss of income. It is inevitable. Today we were able to paint a picture of what will happen in different scenarios (to finish the season, not to renew season) to allow them to have an idea about what our situation is at the beginning of may”.
He acknowledged that a strong collective will to the end of the season remains, but the fall season was discussed for the first time on Monday. Two weeks ago clubs said neutral stadiums is the only way to end the season, because the authorities are concerned that fans gather outside the home and break the rules of social distancing.