Crowdfunding has taken the world by storm. Only recently Neil Young managed to raise $800 million in 3 days to fund the “PONO Player” – a device that lets you hear music at the same dynamic and rate as it was recorded in studio. Just a quick glance on sites such as Kickstarter will make you appreciate the scope of crowd-funding projects out there.
This had me thinking, why not try and crowd-fund a rugby match? If 300 000 individuals each pledge $10 they will cover the costs to host the game, and then be able to sell to Sky or whomever the television rights, while paying the players and their respective federations.
Any profits generated from the game is then distributed back equally – just as it would be on any other crowdfunding project. Even if no profit is made at all – we will still all get to see one hell of a game!
To get the conversation going I will suggest we link with loads of other blogs around the world to get a project going whereby we finance a live game between the Chiefs and Toulon at Twickenham.