Champions League helps Tottenham’s income soar

Tottenham’s debut in the Champions League has helped the club’s

income soar by almost 50 percent.

The Premier League club’s interim results for the six months to

Dec. 31 showed its revenue increased to 79.8 million pounds ($128

million) compared to 53.3 million ($85.6 million) for the same

period last year.

Spurs posted a profit of 4.2 million pounds ($6.75 million)

compared to the 6.1 million ($9.8 million) loss made in the final

six months in 2009.

Chairman Daniel Levy says that ”our first-half figures reflect

a strong performance, buoyed by … our participation in the

Champions League.”

Tottenham qualified for the competition by finishing fourth in

the league last season and face Real Madrid in the

quarterfinals.