Son of Mathonwy wrote:It would be nice if the Pro14 could continue behind closed doors. Better than nothing, at least there'd be TV revenue.
What's the split in revenue between TV and gate receipts? I know the English clubs would be massively averse to losing gate receipts, and even having to hand back season ticket money, when TV money isn't overwhelming as it is in football
I don't know the split, but my thinking is as follows:
For the internationals, this is just postponement. Time will be found later in the year to hold these matches (unless this disease truly gets out of control).
For the league, I don't see how they can reschedule so many matches. Pretty soon these matches will simply be cancelled. So although the loss of gate receipts and food & drinks revenue is bad, at least a behind-closed-doors match can raise TV revenue. Better than no revenue at all.