'My understanding' is Tottenham will bank big-money windfall on 25 Sep - Kieran Maguire
Tottenham are set to land a massive windfall when Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk at their stadium on 25th September.
That is according to finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the club confirmed the news on 20th July.
The heavyweight clash is described by Tottenham as “one of the biggest events of the 2021 sporting calendar”.
Spurs’ multi-use stadium will also play host to two NFL London Games in October.
Maguire explained that Tottenham will likely receive a flat fee for hosting the events as well as significant income from selling refreshments.
“This was the whole point of the constructing the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium stadium,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“It was with a view of going beyond the 25 days per year that a football club tends to exist.
“The stadium is designed to extract cash from punters. Also, if you take a look at the prices that are charged, there’s scope for profit there.
“I think it’s £10 a pint when you go to watch the NFL. If you’re in a sealed environment, we’re talking monopoly prices.
“So Spurs will make money because they will charge a hosting fee. That is likely to be a flat fee or it might be slightly tiered depending on the number of tickets sold.
“But my understanding is that Spurs were making £800,000 per match at Premier League games.
“For this Joshua fight, I think they could be making far more than that. I presume that they will have a significant proportion of the catering receipts.“
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