Eddie Howe feels Bournemouth’s financial burden will reduce if they move to a much bigger stadium.
Despite their consistent efforts in the Premier League, the Cherries play home games at the Vitality Stadium which is one of the smallest grounds across the United Kingdom.
The stadium can accommodate just 11,464 people which is peanuts compared to the other bigger grounds. Under Howe’s tutelage, Bournemouth have maintained their intensity in the top flight and are expected to finish in the top half of the table.
The club made a loss of £10.9m annually as they published their financial record for the last financial year. Moving to a bigger ground would guarantee more revenues and Howe has revealed this aspiration for his club.
“I think at this football club we’re slightly different to everyone else in the Premier League.
“Operating at a financial loss is never something we want to do, but I think there’s going to be some short-term pain for the club until we can move to a bigger ground and increase revenue streams in different ways.
“We’re still trying to recruit younger players, so the long-term side of the team squad is in a good place. That will cost money at this level.
“There’s other costs involved in there as well, but the long-term prospects are very strong. The club has never been in such a strong position but we still have hurdles to overcome.
“The training ground is a big push of mine, we are trying to complete that and of course the stadium too.”