Bohemian’s membership, which constitutes the ownership of the club has risen to 1,100, the highest it has been since the formation of the club more than 130 years ago.
The club’s financial position was confirmed at last week’s AGM as being on a sound footing with the proceeds of the sale of Matt Doherty to Wolves, paying off with his subsequent transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.
This has seen the club able to invest in its partnership with Dublin City University on the Glasnevin campus where now shares some of the pitch and built facilities with Dublin GAA.
2020’s financial accounts reported an operating surplus of €1.6 million which was largely made up of the transfer dividend.
The club also saw an increase in merchandise sales from new jerseys and specific front of shirt deals promoting Amnesty International and Fontaines DC.
In 2019 and 2018 the surplus was just under €200,000.
The club’s loyal membership will have shielded it from the harshest chill of no revenue through ticket sales, the impact of which was also lessened through support for the Government via the FAI.
Membership costs €365 for a year for an individual and there are different payment options.
The recent run to the later qualifying stages of the UEFA Conference League will have generated just short of €1 million in revenues as well so the club is in a stable financial position as it prepares to be part of the redevelopment of its home ground Dalymount Park by Dublin City Council.
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