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.