Following the announcement of a proposed European Super League including six members of the English Premier League, the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) has expressed its disapproval.
Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “The East Midlands is home to some proud football clubs with incredible histories that many people in the sport will rightly point to when highlighting the reasons why a European Super League is such a bad idea.
“Nottingham Forest, of course, are two-time European Cup winners, many Derby County fans will remember their team reaching the semi-final of the same competition and it was only four years ago that Leicester City played in the Champions League – with big hopes they could qualify again for next season’s tournament.
“Previous calculations* have suggested the value of Leicester City playing in the Premier League is worth more than £16m per season to the city through accommodation, inner-city transport, and food and beverage spend, while the Champions League could be worth up to £5m.
“Should Nottingham Forest or Derby County manage to reach the Premier League in the near future, the cities of Nottingham and Derby could expect a similar economic uplift.
“But the implications of a European Super League
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