Valladolid, Jan 30 (EFE) 2023, the equivalent of 0.20% of regional GDP.
These are figures included in the report commissioned by the Valladolid Chamber of Commerce and included in the agreement signed with Real Valladolid to analyze the social and economic impact of football clubs in the Community.
The estimate of this footprint left by sports entities is based on the direct economic impact, in which the economic sectors related to the increase in the flow of spectators and the income from spending on hotels, restaurants, commerce, transportation and other expenses come together. as well as in the indirect impact, relative to the multiplier effect in other economic activities.
Real Valladolid generates an impact of 51 million
Of the clubs analyzed, Real Valladolid would have the greatest economic impact, with close to 60% of the total, since, with a budget of 58 million, and taking into account that it plays in the first category, it would have a direct impact on Castilla and Leon over 51 million.
The president of the Valladolid Chamber of Commerce, Víctor Caramanzana, has been in charge of presenting the report, together with the director of the Real Valladolid Presidency’s Office, David Espinar; the manager of Burgos CF, Diego Martínez; and the presidents of CD Mirandés and SD Ponferradina, Alfredo de Miguel and José Fernández Nieto, respectively.
To make the estimates, the budgets of the clubs have been taken into account, the capacity of the football stadiums and the number of spectators that usually go to them and in which matches there are more public influx, the number of subscribers of each entity and the jobs generated, both direct and indirect, which add up to 979 between the four clubs, in addition to the media coverage.
In this sense, it has been determined that only the international profile of the president of Real Valladolid, Ronaldo Nazário, represents a media impact of more than 6.7 million euros for Valladolid, 0.05% of its GDP.
David Espinar has highlighted the need for all the clubs to be “united” because “it is the only way for Castilla y León to become strong, and has defended that” football is a shared business, which provides growth to the territory and encourages belonging to it, so the rivalry should only be in the fields, not outside.
Along the same lines, the president of SD Ponferradina, José Fernández Nieto, has spoken out, asking the administrations “not to forget” the football clubs which, in the case of Ponferradina, have been a way of relief for many people, “who are looking forward to the weekend to see their team and put their problems aside for a while.”