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This is just a general question about sponsorship money and stadiums with some long winded background information, Sorry if I am in the wrong place and thanks in advance.


I am currently in the year 2051 in Sweden in a file with two other humans. For the last 15 seasons only 2 champions leagues were won by computer teams. The Swedish teams had a relatively even share: Sollentuna x5, Karlslunds x5 and IFK Varamo x3.


Because of the above, those 3 teams have had worldwide reputation for at least 10 years, Sweden is 2nd for league reputation and 2nd for UEFA coefficients. Those 3 teams as you’d expect are also the top 3 highest ranked coefficient teams. Due to league reputation rise the TV rights have increased from 3 million per year at the start of the file to 18 million per year now, the prize money has also had a similar rise. Those things were gratefully received and although we’d prefer a bit more the logic is understandable.  It really is a golden era for Swedish football even lesser teams are getting smarter with their recruitment and as the value of their players has also gone up they are often selling players for 30+ million.


The main problem we have on the file is our new stadiums were built before we started winning champions leagues and therefore they were always going to be restricted by maximum expansion potential, I have been stuck with a stadium capacity of 18,000 since 2033, the average attendance has been over 17,500 during this whole period, the impossible demand for tickets sees the season ticket holders rise each year, currently at 16,500 and the ticket prices are £44 (baffled they don’t put this up to £50 with only 1,500 tickets up for grabs each game). I have read somewhere it is built into the game that a new stadium has to be 25 years old before they will knock it down, but the game will break this rule if you have a stupidly small new stadium like 4,000, Is this true?


Another noteworthy thing is at one point or another (basically when we first started winning champions league or it looked like we needed financial help) we’d receive HUGE sponsorship deals from energy drink providers valued between £60 million to £130 million. Just to mention there is no cheating going on in the file and I even played fast and loose with FFP hoping for hoping to encourage a sponsorship deal and failed financial fair play. In a country where your only source of money is champions league and selling players this was a massive blow at the time, I was back to back champions league winners at the time hence my arrogance of thinking I’d get the major sponsorship deal. I receive about 10 million per season from general sponsorship (kit, stadium etc) given our status of the 3 best teams in the world in the 2nd best country in the world isn’t this figure quite far away from what it should be in how the sponsorship would be treated for the top teams in the 2nd best or 3rd best league in the world, will this ever go up? And is there any logic behind when you get the crazy sponsorship deals? I can understand my stadium sponsorship been low as that was a long contract that was signed around winning the first CL 13 years ago maybe, so I’d expect that one to go up but we quite often have kit deals that are extremely low value.

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Nothing you've mentioned above is a 'bug' as such, but just in relation to your points. Yes stadiums will only be rebuilt after a certain time period unless there's an extreme circumstance. Realistically crowd sizes and ticket prices are based on nation figures - looking at Swedish attendances it's rare for clubs to average anything over 20k and depending on the specific part of the country and how many people live there IRL, that will also be taken into account. 

If you have an example of a kit deal which you feel is extremely low given the quality of your team, would be worth uploading a save game just prior to it being awarded and letting us know the file name so we can take a look. Details on how to upload here - https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/538431-how-to-upload-files-to-us/


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