Okay, clearly the cost isn’t a hit to be incurred by the winning party – quite the opposite, in fact – but “Ten things that amount to the same as the sum of money (£120m) lavished upon the winners of the play-off final” didn’t have the same ring to it.
Crystal Palace will be in next season’s Premier League at the expense of Watford, erstwhile Hornet Kevin Phillips having dispatched of his former club’s promotion hopes with the bosh of an extra time penalty kick, and the question surely now on everyone’s lips is: what could the Eagles buy or bankroll in the world of current affairs (aka “the world”)? In other words, what else can one hundred and twenty million of the Queen’s pounds get you these days?
Here are ten recent examples of things that match the monetary value placed on gaining promotion to the Premier League (click on the things in question to read more about them)…
A health scheme at Cambridge University’s biomedical campus, bringing together under one roof a post-graduate medical education centre, a 75-bed private hospital, a 200-room hotel and a 550-seat conference centre.
Do you know of anything else that costs the same as promotion to the Premier League, at least in a manner of speaking? Have your say in the comments section below and we’ll send you a cuddly toy*.
*We won’t send you a cuddly toy.