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Football stadiums are like energy-hungry behemoths, devouring electricity at a staggering rate with every match they host. The data provided unveils the staggering reality: each game demands a substantial energy supply, ranging from 15,000 to 30,000 KWh depending on the stadium’s size.

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Premier League Football Clubs Stadium Costs 2023

  Club Khw Cost / Game Cost / Season
Manchester United 28000 £19,030.1  £361,571.9
Arsenal 25000  £17,020.1  £323,381.9
Liverpool 25000  £17,020.1  £323,381.9
Tottenham Hotspur 25000  £17,020.1  £323,381.9
Chelsea 21000  £14,340.1  £272,461.9
Manchester City 21000  £14,340.1  £272,461.9
West Ham United 21000  £14,340.1  £272,461.9
Newcastle United 21000  £14,340.1  £272,461.9
Burnley 18000  £12,330.1 £234,271.9
Everton 18000  £12,330.1  £234,271.9
Brighton and Hove Albion 18000  £12,330.1  £234,271.9
Sheffield United 18000  £12,330.1  £234,271.9
Crystal Palace 18000  £12,330.1  £234,271.9
Fulham 18000  £12,330.1  £234,271.9
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Wolverhampton Wanderers 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9
Aston Villa 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9
AFC Bournemouth 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9
Nottingham Forest 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9
Brentford 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9
Luton Town 17500  £11,995.1  £227,906.9

Electricity | £0.52 per kWh + Daily standing charge: £0.46 | Gas | £0.15 per kWh + Daily standing charge: £0.28 | Source – Ofgem UK

A significant portion of this energy expenditure is attributed to lighting. FIFA, UEFA, and the Premier League meticulously mandate evenly illuminated fields, resulting in substantial electricity usage by stadium lights. Floodlighting, scoreboards, and advertising LED boards collectively guzzle around 40% of the total energy during a game.

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Food and drinks are a big part of the energy use too. Cooking needs heat, and keeping drinks cold takes power. In total, catering uses over 20% of a stadium’s energy.

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The spectacle doesn’t end there. Live broadcasting adds its own weight to the energy bill, with satellite transmitters, HD cameras, and editing suites collectively costing roughly 11% of the energy during a match.

Electricity | £0.52 per kWh + Daily standing charge: £0.46 | Gas | £0.15 per kWh + Daily standing charge: £0.28 | Source – Ofgem UK

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