Football brings as much money to Manchester as the Olympics

Manchester CIty and Manchester United scarves Credit: PA

Football in Greater Manchester brings in as much money as the Olympic games every 4 seasons according to a report.

The Sport Industry Research Centre and Cambridge Econometrics who carried out the research says football contributed around £330 million in gross value added (GVA) to Greater Manchester’s economy in 2010-11.

The researchers say if the Manchester United and Manchester City continue to perform as well in the next 20 years it could be worth more than 2.5 billion pounds to the area.