Soccer clubs eye bottom line with ticket refund options

Soccer clubs are finding creative ways to stem revenue losses by offering season ticket holders alternatives to refunds for games being played in empty stadiums because of coronavirus pandemic. Supporters are often willing to help. Teams are offering live streams of matches, retail discounts, free tickets to cup games and credit for 2020-21 season tickets in exchange for refunds. Many clubs also give the option of sending refunds to a charity. Leagues in Germany, Spain, Italy and England have returned to action under restrictions that include no fans in stadiums.