A new €4.8billion (£3.86billion) prize fund may be advantageous to a group of clubs that includes Manchester United and Liverpool.
Inter and Manchester City have qualified for the final, which will be held in Istanbul on June 10th, signaling the end of the Champions League.
However, this is one of the final campaigns in which the contest will be played in its current iteration.
As of the 2024-25 season, teams competing in the competition will increase from 32 to 36, meaning there will be 189 matches.
The league phase, also known as the Swiss model, will take the place of the group stage and guarantee that each team plays eight matches.
The top eight teams in the league will automatically advance to the round of 16.
Those finishing in ninth to 24th will compete in a two-legged play-off to determine who reaches the competition’s last-16.
The contest will appear somewhat different, but it is also possible that it will bring in more money for the teams competing.
According to The Athletic, UEFA said last week that they hoped for an increase in revenue for their revamped club competitions of about 33%.
Indeed, the Champions League has brought in around £3.13billion for each of the three seasons between 2021 and 2024.
When speaking about the Champions League’s projected revenue last Tuesday, UEFA competitions director Giorgio Marchetti said: “We are working on (both) conservative and more optimistic projections in a range I would say between €4.6billion £3.99billion) and €4.8bn (£3.86billion). ”.
UEFA are allegedly in discussions with the ECA and the European Leagues groups to decide how to distribute the extra prize money.