On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the takeover of the Denver Broncos was validated by the NFL. With a price tag of $4.65 billion, it is the most expensive team in sports history.
This is an absolute world record! On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the NFL approved the takeover of the American football franchise of Denver Broncos by Walmart Corporation. The amount of this purchase is exorbitant since it amounts to $4.65 billionmaking it an all-time record in all sports.
A new era begins.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 9, 2022
It is therefore Samuel Robson Walton (77) who becomes the owner of the Colorado franchise. He is quite simply the wealthiest franchise owner in the NFL, with a personal fortune that stands at $60 billion (total Walton family fortune is $240 billion).
Walmart heirs complete $4.25BILLION deal to buy the Denver Broncos https://t.co/RMYzjgf0k8
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 9, 2022
An absolute record
This purchase far exceeds the biggest deals in history, such as the recent takeover of chelsea by Todd Boehly (about 3 billion), that of the baseball team of the New York Mets by Steve Cohen (2.4 billion) or the American football franchise of Carolina Panthers by David Tepper (2.3 billion).
let’s ride, @LewisHamilton! 🏎🐎
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 6, 2022
We will also note the presence of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton among the “minority partners”, as well as the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In terms of sports, the Broncos have not won the Superbowl since 2015 and have not played in the play-offs since. The new leaders hope that this new momentum will allow them to return to the front of the stage.