Salford Red Devils losing money on home games - Koukash
Salford owner Marwan Koukash has revealed rent charges and falling attendances are costing the club money for every home game.
Speaking before Sunday's win over Wakefield, Koukash said he could lose between £15,000 and £20,000 if the crowd was below 3,000 - and the attendance for the match was 2,712.
The millionaire racehorse owner took control of Salford in 2013.
"We need a lot more people to come to the games to just break even," he said.
|No place like home...|
|12 Feb v St Helens||4,975||Lost 6-52|
|28 Feb v Hull FC||3,606||Won 32-28|
|15 March v Wakefield||2,721||Won 24-18|
The 56-year-old said the costs are to do with a contract he agreed with the stadium owners when he bought the club.
"It was either that or no club," he added.
"It is in the top three most expensive stadiums in Super League. Next year it will be the most expensive and the year after it will be 40% more expensive than any other."
The AJ Bell Stadium, which was built at a cost of £26m in 2012, is co-owned by Salford City Council and property investment firm Peel Holdings and is shared between Salford and Premiership rugby union side Sale Sharks.