West Brom are likely losing over £250,000 for every home game that play without fans, according to Reach journalist David Dubas-Fisher.
Supporters have not been allowed inside The Hawthorns since March because of measures implemented in an attempt to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Albion were able to complete their Championship campaign behind closed doors last season, however, and have returned to action in the Premier League following their promotion to the top flight.
But there is still no way of knowing when exactly supporters will be allowed back onto the terraces, and it would appear that their continued absence is costing the Baggies heavily.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Dubas-Fisher shared a table from a piece he co-produced for the Birmingham Mail.
In it, the reporter details figures from the accounts of Premier League clubs from the 2018/19 campaign – the last season with a full set of data.
That term, West Brom made £252,241 per game at The Hawthorns.
Playing games behind closed doors is going to cost clubs £millions.
This is how much Premier League clubs earned in match day income in 2018/19, the latest season for which accounts are available https://t.co/nU65ZyyOIG pic.twitter.com/nkP4YMqW65
— David Dubas-Fisher (@dubasfisher) September 22, 2020
Figures like this really emphasise how costly this whole pandemic has been and will continue to be for English clubs.
£250,000 or so is a huge amount of money, and yet Albion are still one of the sides least affected by not having fans in the stadium.
Only Sheffield United and Burnley are losing less.
Compare our figure to Manchester United, who are losing over £4.5 million per home game, or even Aston Villa, who are losing over £500,000, and it really hammers home the severity of the situation.
It goes without saying, but the sooner it is safe for supporters to go back into grounds, the better for everybody.
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