The $850 Million Soccer Game

10 Feb

On Feb. 12, Manchester United and Manchester City will square off in what’s being called the “Manchester Derby.”  That game will be the most expensive sporting event, ever played, of any sport, anywhere on Earth. According to The Wall Street Journal the two teams will have spent $850 million to assemble their rosters.

Who knew American sports were such a bargain? When the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees battle for baseball supremacy, their rosters have only totaled $380 million. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have showcased $350 million in player investments.

The record won’t last long. By the time the season ends, the Manchester match will have fallen to forth place. Hope it’s a good game!

Manchester United and Manchester City Soccer c/o WSJ


One Response to “The $850 Million Soccer Game”


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