Promotion to the Premier League would see Bournemouth’s economy receive over £58million.
AFC Bournemouth, who currently lie third in the Championship, could see over 400 jobs created for the local area, if they achieved promotion to the Premier League.
Tommy Adamson, a representative of Bournemouth Tourism, said: “Research into Swansea becoming a Premier League team found that, within its first season, the promotion generated £58million for Wales’ overall economy.
“We believe that Bournemouth’s economy would be significantly boosted too.” said Adamson, who is confident Premier League football would significantly boost Bournemouth’s reputation as a town.
Promotion to the Premier League would expose Bournemouth to a worldwide television audience as the Premier League is broadcast to over 202 countries across the world. “We feel promotion would aid Bournemouth’s reputation, and bring greater interest in the town.”
An estimated 400 jobs will be created if Bournemouth were promoted to the Premier League
AFC Bournemouth, who currently receive £2.3milion in television money, will see that figure increased significantly to £33million, with each club receiving the same amount for participating in the Premier League. Sky Sports and BT Sport paid over £3billion for the exclusive Premier League television rights last year.
Mr Adamson said: “We feel promotion to the Premier League would aid Bournemouth’s reputation, and bring greater interest to the town.
“When Swansea were promoted, an estimated 400 jobs were created, so the greatest tourism benefit to Bournemouth would be the increase in jobs should Bournemouth achieve promotion.” said Mr Adamson.