The relegated to the First Division will miss the atmosphere of the Saudi Professional League, but it will miss the most financial support provided by the Ministry of Sports, as it will overturn the support provided to it by an amount of 78 million Saudi riyals.
Al-Faisaly, Al-Ahly Jeddah and Al-Hazm clubs were relegated to the First Division after they were receiving 50 million Saudi riyals as unconditional support from the Ministry of Sports, but this support will turn into only 5 million riyals. , in exchange for two million riyals obtained by the club belonging to the first division.
The success in meeting the standards of attendance and mass marketing guaranteed the club to obtain one million riyals in each match played on its soil, which means 15 million riyals annually, but the clubs of the first division will not be required to meet these criteria.
The club’s support strategy will change in the next season, as the classification of clubs will not depend on the football team’s position, but rather on the administrative and financial aspects, as the club in category “A” will receive 28 million Saudi riyals regardless of the location of the football team, and 23 million Saudi riyals. For the lowest category, the club that falls in category “C” will receive twenty million, and category “E” clubs will receive one and a half million Saudi riyals. As for category “F” clubs, they will be subject to a number of training programs to raise their level of governance.
The club’s brand will lose a lot of power after its relegation, and it will have difficulties signing players or persuading them to stay.