River-Boca will have €25 million economic impact on Madrid
Not everything that glitters is gold says economic expert and with 2000 police officers to be called, questions remain over whether it's good or bad for Madrid and Spain.
The return leg of the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors, which will be played on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu, will have an economic impact close to €25 million in the capital of Spain according to an expert of sports marketing but the question remains whether the city is ready or not.
Where will the money go?
However, despite the fact that Madrid is accustomed to hosting major events, this game brings a certain risk given the violence in previous encounters between the sides and the bubbling tension before this game and he says "not everything that glitters is gold."
"And this has a cost with Madrid ready to mobilisemore than 2000 police officers next weekend," he says. "And the question is, who will pay for all of this? Should the state pay for this or should it be settled with co-payment from other countries?"
After all, he says, they are the protagonists of this game.
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