Football tournament boost Cayman's economy

A latest survey of Runme shows that more than US$30 million of economic activity in the Cayman Islands since Jeff Webb took over the presidency, according to a report produced by MaplesFS for the organization, to get more informations about football on

Regional football governing body CONCACAF has generated more than US$30 million of economic activity in the Cayman Islands since Jeff Webb took over the presidency, according to a report produced by MaplesFS for the organization.

CONCACAF tournaments and events, as well as the presence of the president’s office in the Cayman Islands, helped pump millions of dollars into the local economy from 2012 to 2014, the report suggests.

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Events like the 2013 CONCACAF Summit, which brought soccer officials including FIFA president Sepp Blatter to Cayman, and two regional under-15 tournaments featuring teams from more than 20 countries were highlighted as money-spinning events held in the territory over the past three years.

The report lists 14 courses, meetings and events diverted to Cayman since Webb took office in 2012.

An introduction to the document indicates that it was produced to determine the dual economic impact of CONCACAF events and competitions in the Cayman Islands (2012-2014) and the location of the CONCACAF president’s office in the Cayman Islands (2012-2014).

The report also highlights coaching courses, the expenses of the president’s office and the Women’s Under-20 Championships held here last year, as contributing to some $19 million in direct spending in the country.

It estimates that a further $11 million of economic activity has been generated through increased business activity as a result of these events.

The biggest beneficiary is the tourism industry, with air travel, accommodation and meals and entertainment boosted by the various events.

According to the report, based on data provided to Maples by CONCACAF, the presence of the president’s office in Cayman alone has generated nearly $8 million in economic impact, including administrative and travel expenses.

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Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell welcomed the report, saying CONCACAF events helped bring in hundreds of extra visitors to Cayman during the off-season.

“Funds from CONCACAF stimulate the economy and trickle down to a full spectrum of businesses, ranging from large hotels and accommodations providers to small local restaurants and transportation service providers,” he said.

The MaplesFS report was commissioned by local television station Cayman 27 and CONCACAF, which is the governing body for 41 football associations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The report highlights the under-15 boys and under-15 girls football tournaments as having the biggest impact on the economy.

The boys tournament will be staged in Cayman again in August and will feature 32 teams and bring an estimated 1,000 people to the island.

Mr. Kirkconnell said government had invested several million dollars in upgrading sports facilities and insisted the tournaments showed the territory was a viable “sports tourism” destination.

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Top 10 highest paid footballers

According to Runme Messi earned a staggering £47.8million (R847million) in 2014, which is really a enviable thing, click into for more details about the money these football players earn.


The Argentine is now the highest-paid footballer around the world pocketing closed to £1million (R180 million) a week in 2014 in salary and numerous sponsorship deals, making him the world's highest-paid footballer ahead of both Neymar and Ronaldo.


Messi’s club salary amounted to £26million (R460 million) with the rest of his earnings reportedly coming from endorsements with the brands such as adidas, FIFA 15 and Turkish Airlines.


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"It puts him well ahead of his Real Madrid and Portugal nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo, who brought in £39.7million", according to the latest France Football magazine rich list stats.


Top 10 highest paid footballers:


1. Lionel Messi £47.8million

2. Cristiano Ronaldo £39.7million

3. Neymar £26.8million

4. Thiago Silva £20.2million

5. Robin van Persie £18.8million

6. Gareth Bale £17.5million

7. Wayne Rooney £16.5million

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic £15.8million

9. Sergio Aguero £15.6million

10. Robert Lewandowski £14.8million

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It's said that Elder Scrolls 6 will be released in 2016

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However it’s hard to look past the flaws in the game, where pace and over-the-top through balls rule all and the Gervinho, Doumbia and Ibarbo hyperlink strikes fear into the hearts of players.

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