EFL's £50 million relief package likely to finance clubs only until the end of April

27 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Highlighting the importance of continued owner contributions for EFL clubs, the findings provide further evidence that the status quo may need to be reconsidered once football returns.

Championship clubs can expect to lose, on average, around £865,000 from missing out on the four home games which each club normally would have played over the period, according to an analysis by UCFB academic Chris Winn.

The EFL's relief package enables clubs in the league to claim up to £1.4 million.

Highlighting the importance of continued owner contributions for EFL clubs, the findings provide further evidence that the status quo may need to be reconsidered once football returns.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The EFL's relief package for clubs will likely only cover the losses of Championship clubs until the end of April, according to an analysis made by University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) academic Chris Winn.

Earlier this week, the EFL announced that it has put in place a £50 million relief fund to help alleviate the impact of the coronavirus restrictions on its clubs. EFL clubs are heavily reliant on matchday income, which - season being suspended - they are currently unable to generate.  

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