Publicly Owned Borussia Dortmund Reaping Financial Benefits Of Champions League Win
Borussia Dortmund, the only German publicly-owned team, is "enjoying the taste of success, not only athletically, but also economically after Wednesday's 4-1 defeat of Real Madrid," according to Silvia López of AS. The team's stock rose 6% Thursday, up to £3.14. According to UEFA, Borussia earns £4.2M ($5.5M) for participating in the Champions League semifinals, with Wednesday's victory over Real Madrid possibly meaning a bonus of £800,000 ($1.04M), based on figures from last year. A Champions League crown would mean an additional £9M ($11.7M), while the loser of the Champions League finals will receive £5.5M ($7.2M) (AS, 4/25).