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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FC Barcelona to Host the Opening Concert of U2

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On 30 June, FC Barcelona will host the first summer world tour concert of the Irish band, U2. It represents another first in a long history of unique achievements by the Catalonian club.

Barça has the largest number of members of any soccer club in the world (over 160,000). They also pay UNICEF 2 million euros a year to sponsor their own shirt. Such is unheard of at this level, where, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Barcelona could earn 15 to 20 million euros per year from a corporate shirt sponsor.

One Million Euros

Inauguration Concert
"UN MILIONE DAGLI U2 - L’organizzazione del concerto inaugurale del tour mondiale degli U2 al Camp Nou. Sarà il 30 giugno, e porterà nelle casse del club leader della Liga un milione di euro. Cifra tonda che potrebbe essere raddoppiata qualora il gruppo irlandese riuscisse a fare un’altra data nello stadio del Barça, superando così ampiamente il milione e mezzo di euro incassato lo scorso anno con i due concerti di Bruce Springsteen."

"One Million from U2. The organization of the inaugural world tour of U2 at Camp Nou. It will be the 30th of June, and it will bring one million euros to the coffers of the leader of the Spanish La Liga. A great sum that could also be doubled at any time if the Irish group decides to book another date in Barca's stadium, easily surpassing the million and a half euros taken in last year for two concerts by Bruce Springsteen."

Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, 10 March 2009.

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