Scottish Rugby Posts Record £40M Turnover Last Year; Attendance Tops 600,000
Scottish Rugby "posted its highest-ever turnover" of £40M last year, according to the BBC. A record total of more than 600,000 people "passed through the turnstiles" for int'l, professional and club matches across the season. In the past year, it has added Famous Grouse, Unilever, Tennent Caledonian Breweries, BT Sport, Lucozade and Peter Vardy "to its list of blue-chip partners." Scottish Rugby Commercial Operations Dir Dominic McKay said, "Terrific strides have been made off the pitch over the course of the past year, culminating in the transformational partnership with BT which will deliver very positively for us for years to come, especially in funding the grassroots game" (BBC, 6/10).