LaLiga 12 million euros for finalists and 8.9 million euros for semi-finalists
It’s raining money at the Supercopa De Espana which will take place in Saudi Arabia between January 8 and 12, with both finalists set to pocket 12 million euros each with 8.9 million euros for the two beaten semi-finalists.
What’s more, that is in addition to the money that the RFEF will earn for the organisation of the tournament in Saudi Arabia, which will be invested in grassroots football, taking the figure to almost 50 million euros.
The difference compared to the old model is stunning, from the economic factors to the sporting ones.
Previously, the teams who took part in the game, which was the first of the season, earned what they sold in terms of tickets and a percentage of the television money as the rights belonged to the RFEF.
Even in the best of cases, with Real Madrid vs Barcelona, the clubs would not earn more than three million euros.
The sporting format is also new, taking place with a final four, much like basketball has done for many years.
Kicking off will be the semi-finals will take place on Wednesday January 8 and Thursday January 9, with the final on Sunday January 12 over a weekend when LaLiga Santander will not take place, instead with Copa del Rey fixtures being played with the four Supercopa finalists exempt.
The draw will take place on Monday November 11 at 16:00 at RFEF headquarters in Madrid with Valencia and Barcelona as the champions of the Copa del Rey and LaLiga respectively, and Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid as second and third placed in LaLiga Santander last season.
There will be no seeding or any way of influencing the draw.
The host city is Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and 60 kilometres away from Mecca, with Jeddah being the commercial centre of the country.
It will also be the starting point for Dakar 2020 on January 5 and has hosted exhibition tennis matches and international football fixtures for Brazil.
The RFEF has made demands about certain situations in Saudi Arabia, such as the presence of women at football matches.