This week, the Red Devils confirmed 20 million pounds for upgrades in Old Trafford, PSG extended their FIFA partnership and Borussia Dortmund posted record revenues

Goal summarizes Soccerex's most important annual reports, including details of the 20 million pound ($ 24.1 million) upgrades of Manchester United on Old Trafford (Paris Saint-Germain), which extended its FIFA partnership until 2024 , and Borussia Dortmund, which thanks to a rise posted record revenues in broadcasting rights ….

Manchester United confirms 20 million pounds of Old Trafford upgrades

Manchester United has spent the previous season upgrading Old Trafford, with which the club has confirmed Out of the playing field over 20 million pounds for the project.

Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer of Manchester United, told Off The Pitch, "We continue to invest in improvements in various areas of Old Trafford to enhance the experience for our fans, including security enhancements and significant improvements for our disabled fans."

Newcomers to the 75,000-seat venue include the promised "Atmosphere" for up to 1,200 fans, which is in the front row of Stretford End following the successful, fan-run pilot tests of the past two seasons. Improvements have also been made to the lobby, which now has more food and beverage kiosks on the right side of Stretford End.

Several Hospitality Suites have been redesigned to further enhance the gaming experience for fans at Britain's largest football stadium, Off The Pitch said.

Upgrading to a select number of VIP suites will give fans a better experience and "these suites can be used more often on non-play days".

United management expects these new items to contribute to matchday revenue, which is reported to account for 18 percent of the club's total annual revenue.

United's hierarchy has also decided to invest in upgrading Old Trafford's accessible facilities. A total of 118 new wheelchair seats and 158 new comfort seats at four locations in the stadium are said to have been created. The newcomers aim to offer a much wider selection of viewpoints for disabled fans, both at different levels and at different prices.

The new barrier-free facilities will be used permanently from the 2020/21 season. In total, 278 wheelchair seats and 278 wheelchair-accessible seats are available throughout the venue.

PSG extends EA Sports FIFA partnership

Paris Saint-Germain and FIFA developer Electronic Arts (EA) have extended their partnership until 2024.

EA Sports will appear for the first time in 2011 as a premium partner. This means that FIFA 20, the latest release in the EA football game series, will receive additional club resources that will allow players to deliver more realistic content while playing.

This includes collaborative creation of digital content to promote the new title, and the creation of international events throughout the season, including tours of the club prior to the season abroad.

Marc Armstrong, Chief Partnerships Officer at PSG, said: "We know that a great deal of the people who deal with Paris Saint-Germain, not least our fans around the world, regularly play the various EA Sports games. The expansion of this partnership is also a way for the club to consolidate its relationship with its fans. "

Antoine Cohet, Senior Marketing Manager at Electronic Arts added, "We have decided to strengthen our commitment to the club and to be free to create new content that captivates the community. The fans of Paris Saint-Germain will continue to have the opportunity to play with their club and their favorite players, who are becoming more and more authentic with FIFA. "

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Borussia Dortmund posted record sales of € 369 million

Borussia Dortmund achieved record sales in the 2018/19 financial year, excluding player transfers of EUR 369 million (GBP 338 million / USD 413 million), the club said.

Overall, the club achieved consolidated sales of EUR 489 million (EUR 547 million) for the period ending on 20 June 2019 after EUR 536 million in the previous year (EUR 491 million / EUR 599 million).

However, the 2017-18 figures were due to the sale of Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameang for reported fees of € 105 million (£ 96 million / $ 117 million) and € 64 million (€ 59 million) respectively. £ / 71 million $). In this year's submissions without player sales, sales in Dortmund increased by € 56 million (€ 51 million) from € 313 million, an increase of 18 percent.

Broadcasting rights accounted for more than half of this amount and amounted to EUR 167 million (GBP 153 million / USD 187 million), compared to EUR 122 million (GBP 112 million / USD 137 million) in the previous year. The revenue from sponsorship and advertising increased from 94 million euros to 97 million euros.

Finally, the club's profit after tax was € 17 million (€ 19 million), partly due to the sharp drop in transfer revenue of € 19 million to € 223 million (£ 204 million / 249 million) EUR 120 million (GBP 110 million / USD 134 million).

Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Borussia Dortmund, said: "We are a strong brand and will continue to work consistently on the German market, but equally consistently on the international market, especially in America and Asia.

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"Our journeys bear fruit. The [pre-season] The trip to the USA was a complete success. In sports, we have created the conditions for a successful season. We have a good team, a good coaching team and are very excited about our goals. "

Looking ahead, Dortmund's finances will get a boost in 2019-20 after announcing a new three-year partnership with IT security specialist ESET and extending its existing contract with its second-tier partner Coca-Cola.

Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund 2019

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