GAA gate receipts up 12 annual revenue tops €100m but crowds are

first_img Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO http://the42.ie/3216526 GAA gate receipts up 12%, annual revenue tops €100m – but crowds are down The All-Ireland football final replay provided a boost for GAA coffers. Short URL 13,576 Views 56 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 1st 2017, 12:58 PM By Fintan O’Toolecenter_img The Dublin-Mayo replay was a major financial boost for the GAA in 2016. GATE RECEIPTS IN the GAA increased by 12% in 2016, despite attendances decreasing for the All-Ireland senior series games by 5%.The GAA took in €30.1m in gate receipts in 2016, a jump from the €26.7m they raked in twelve months previously.That gate receipt figure contributed to the GAA’s revenue topping €100m. Last year’s Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen concerts at Croke Park helped provide a windfall of over €4m for the association through stadium hire.GAA income amounted to €100,986,508 last year with a net surplus of €3,109,549 after expenses.The breakdown of the revenue last year was as follows:Gate receipts – €30,110,910Box, premium & catering – €27,718,207Sponsorship & media – €19,717,759Insurance premiums – €10,680,674Stadium hire – €4,317,624Other income – €8,441,334The GAA’s Central Council distributed €13.4m to counties in 2016, an increase from €12.5m in 2015.This figure has steadily risen year on year since 2011 when €10.9m was distributed. A packed house at Croke Park for the 2016 All-Ireland football final replay. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOFootball Final ReplayA major contributory factor to the improved gate receipts was last year’s All-Ireland football replay between Dublin and Mayo – the first time the Sam Maguire showpiece game was replayed since 2000.Ticket prices were cut for that game but not by as much as the hurling final replays between 2012 and 2014. Stand tickets were reduced from €80 to €60 and terrace tickets were cut from €40 to €30.AttendancesThere was a 5% drop in attendances, with about 40,000 less spectators attending All-Ireland championship games.Football attendances were down by 7% last year but the All-Ireland final replay resulted in an increase in gate receipts of 15%.Hurling championship attendances dropped by 1% with receipts increased by 2%. That was a result of the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay between Kilkenny and Waterford, which was worth €1m. The replay clash of Kilkenny-Waterford last August was an epic encounter. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOThere was also a notable increase in hurling league gate receipts, due to the replay between Clare and Waterford.Championship AttendancesAll-Ireland senior hurling2016 – 269,745 (-1%) – 12 games2015 – 272,996 – 11 gamesAll-Ireland senior football2016 – 516,767 (-7%) – 33 games2015 – 553,076 – 32 gamesGate Receipts Football championship2016 – €14.8m (+15%)2015 – €12.8m Hurling championship2016 – €8.3m (+2%)2015 – €8.1mFootball league2016 – €2.8m (+11%)2015 – €2.5mHurling league2016 – €1.9m (+33%)2015 – €1.4mOther Competitions2016 – €1.4m (+44%)2015 – €1mThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie The Dublin-Mayo replay was a major financial boost for the GAA in 2016. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 12:58 PM 9 players with big points to prove in the Allianz Football League Share Tweet Email last_img

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