Cha-ching: Barcelona set for €2.5 million boost thanks to Gerard Pique
The King’s League has been quite an advent for football fans in Spain, bringing together popular streamers along with footballers, in a tournament that offers various tweaks to the traditional rules of football.
While the majority of the winter split took place in the Cupra Arena in the port of Barcelona. But the Final Four were held at Camp Nou today, as confirmed by club president Joan Laporta earlier – a one day event comprising of the four best teams in the competition.
The stadium is already sold out, with fans coming together to watch the events. They were even heard chanting “Lionel Messi” in the stands. Footballing stars like Neymar, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho also attended the event.
Nevertheless, a report from Adrian Sanchez states that Barcelona are stand to gain from hosting the King’s League final playoffs. They are expected to bag a figure of around €2.5 million.
The majority of the revenue will likely come from ticket sales, with the club presumably agreeing a deal with King’s League over the share of revenues.
Former Barcelona player Gerard Pique is one of the masterminds of the King’s League, so it is hardly surprising to see the two entities jointly profiting from the event. He spearheaded the idea to bring the event to Camp Nou, knowing the money would help the club in dire times.
Although marginal, the revenue should help Barcelona, in their bid to control their finances ahead of the summer transfer window. The club are indeed running the risk of economic sanctions amid an inflated squad budget.
The Final Four event of the King’s League still going on at Camp Nou, with the grand finale still to be concluded.