FOR EVERY game without fans, Newport County AFC could lose around £49,455 at the concession stands.

If the rule on no spectators becomes season long, Newport County AFC could lose £1,088,010.

With what would have been a great matchday revenue boost tomorrow night against Newcastle United, The Exiles will hope that fans return to Rodney Parade sooner rather than later.

By analysing the cost of pint and pie, along with estimated attendance numbers at each of the League Two's stadiums, have calculated the estimated revenue lost per game and for the season with limited fans in the stands.

On Tuesday it was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that plans for fans to return to football stadiums from October will not go ahead 1.

Unsurprisingly, the clubs which have the largest stadiums are set to lose the most in the coming weeks. Without fans, newly relegated Bolton Wanderers are set to lose £186,700 per game and £4,107,389 if this rule lasts all season.


Bradford City, Tranmere Rovers, Port Vale and Carlisle United are also all expected to lose more than £2m if fans can't return this season.

Collectively, it is estimated that League Two clubs could lose more than £1.7m per game without fans and an eye-watering £37m if fans are unable to return all season.

Some clubs in the EFL and National League are even preparing to cease playing and wind up their operations after the return of spectators was delayed.

A letter co-signed by 17 individuals including former Football Association chairmen Greg Dyke and Lord Triesman and pundit Robbie Savage says help is urgently needed to ward off the threat of financial collapse.

"Without any plans being made to rescue clubs, many in the EFL and others in the National League as well, are now actively preparing to make all but essential staff redundant, cease playing, close down their youth academies and community foundations, and put their business into administration," the letter warns.

"This could lead not only to the failure of many historic community clubs, but the collapse of the national league structure that we have known for over one hundred years. These are decisions that will be made in the coming weeks, with many clubs unable to meet their payroll obligations for next month."

The Government needed to set out what financial support it could offer, the letter said, because it was "not the sole responsibility" of the Premier League to bail out those lower down the pyramid.

It pointed out that Premier League clubs too "face swingeing losses from lost ticketing receipts and falling revenues from broadcasting matches".

Top-flight clubs are scheduled to gather on Tuesday for an update following the Government's decision to pause on the return of fans.