“More teams, more games – and more flights. Next season will see men’s European club football expand further, with an additional 177 fixtures across Uefa’s three major tournaments – and with that comes an increasing impact on the planet.”
“BBC Sport research suggests the inflated fixture list could lead to teams and fans flying about two billion air miles across the 2024-25 campaign, up from 1.5 billion in 2022-23.”
“The projected figures for next season equate to more than 4,000 journeys to the Moon and back, and would result in the release of nearly half a million tonnes of greenhouse gases which cause global heating.”
Here, BBC Sport breaks down the numbers and looks at the issue of sustainability in European football.