Friday 03 April 2020

Bar and canteens are a big source of football club income


Local football clubs derive more of their income from their canteens than most other sports clubs, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

In 2018, some 38% of football club cash came from their canteens but golf clubs, for example, were largely funded by membership fees. Just 5% of golf club funding came from the ’19th hole’.

Tennis, hockey and rugby clubs also earned significant income from their bars and canteens, the CBS figures show.

In total, the Netherlands 26,500 sports clubs had income of €1.2bn in 2018. Golf clubs had the biggest income – an average of €420,000. Indoor sports, such as darts and chess had the lowest – just €7,311.

The CBS also pointed out that rugby and hockey clubs have seen their income more than double since 2000 as the sports continue to grow in popularity. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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