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Volume 24 No. 156
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Sponsorships, Champions League Help ManU Post Record Revenues

EPL club Manchester United today released financial results for quarter ended March 31, highlighted by record Q3 revenue of US$143M and double-digit gains in commercial, broadcasting and matchday categories. Commercial revenue increased 31.9% to US$56.1M, helped by the addition of several new sponsorship deals in Denmark, Japan and Vietnam. Broadcasting revenues increased 28.4% to US$33.8M due to the team advancing to the Champions League Round of 16. Matchday revenues increased 27.8% to US$53M, due primarily to an additional three home cup games in the quarter (ManU).