There must be some nice ROI here.

I’ve no idea how much AEG paid when they bought DC United. However, selling the team for $26 Million must have created a nice return for Anchutz. If I remember correctly, franchises were bought for $5 Million back in 1996. While owners have lost money over the years, it seems the value of the franchises has gone up a lot over the last 10 years.

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2 responses to “There must be some nice ROI here.

  1. Well, the thing to remember is AEG only owned Colorado at the start of MLS (yeah, crazy innit?). They took over the rest of the teams after the respective owners couldn’t make it work.

    I don’t remember what they paid for D.C. or if they just sort of “took over” when the previous owners bailed.

  2. MLS ownership

    2002
    Anschutz-CHI, COL, DC, LA, MET, SJ
    Hunt-CLB, DAL, KC
    Kraft-NE

    2005
    Anchutz-CHI, LA, MET, SJ
    Hunt-CLB, DAL, KC
    Kraft-NE
    Kroenke-COL
    Vergara-CHV
    Checketts-RSL
    Payne-DC

    http://usasoccer.blogspot.com/

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