8 Of Africa’s Biggest Money-Making Sports Stadiums
Sports stadiums are some of the biggest moneymakers for African countries. Forbes recently released its list of 100 highest-paid athletes of 2015. Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure of the Manchester City made the cut. Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan just accepted a deal with the Shanghai SIPG FC that will earn him $350,000 a week. These salaries make sense considering the millions of fans these football stars draw into stadiums—fans who are purchasing tickets, food, beverages and, of course, VIP seats. Here is a look at 8 of Africa’s most money-making sports stadiums — and largest and most popular. It’s where the top African athletes play.