As a multi-billion pound business with eye-watering £86 million player transfers and £5.5 billion TV rights deals, it is easy to forget about the more mundane business energy prices associated with running a Premier League football club – such as lighting the pitch.
Keeping the lights on
The Premier League handbook is strict on the lighting levels required stating a stadium’s floodlights must produce at least 500 lux at any location on a 120m x 90m pitch to meet the demands of evening matches, television broadcasters, players and spectators.
According to Thorn Lighting People, four 25-metre columns with a total of 48 lamps, each shining at 2kW, should provide the Premier League with a lighting standard.
Lighting the stars could build cars
One club’s floodlight power during a match could:
Imagine what could be done with a whopping 510,720kWh of power used by all clubs across 380 matches in the season – for example, it takes 20,000 million joules (5,555kWh) to make and build a car. Therefore the Premier League’s combined floodlight energy for a season could produce 92 cars!
Electricity costs 15.32p per kWh, so the cost of lighting one football match is £205. Over a season a club will play 19 home games and use 25,536kWh energy in floodlights at a cost of £3,912. With over 380 matches across the entire league, this price balloons to a massive £78,242.
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