The world cup is back in the news.
But, in the past, it has been remembered for being the most expensive tournament in the world.
The 2022 tournament in Russia, with the biggest budget and attendance, was estimated to cost $3.6 billion.
A year later, that figure has grown to $2.6 trillion, according to the World Cup Organizing Committee.
And the next edition of the competition, the 2020 tournament in Qatar, will cost $2 trillion.
So the question is, what exactly is the world cup and how much does it cost?
The answers, if you are willing to pay, may surprise you.
Who won the most money in the tournament?
The tournament’s revenue came from ticket sales, sponsorship deals and a number of other sources.
Ticket sales alone were estimated to bring in $1.5 billion for the 2022 tournament, according an ESPN Money estimate.
The total is more than double the previous record of $1 billion set by the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was played in Canada.
The ticket price, which has been steadily rising since 2010, has also increased by $300 million.
In total, the World Cups revenue came to more than $1 trillion.
How much did the stadiums cost?
As with all major sports events, the cost of the stadiums can be significantly higher than the final price tag.
In addition to the ticket price increase, stadiums are also designed to provide seating for fans who cannot attend the game on the field.
For example, in Brazil, the Estadio Maracanã is home to the 2018 World Cup finals, which is being played in a new stadium.
However, the stadium was designed with only about a third of the capacity of what is required to hold the World Champions in the stadium.
It costs more to build the stadium than the World Series in Cleveland or the World Golf Championship in Davos, Switzerland, where the tournament takes place.
What do the stadiums look like?
The stadiums are large and contain lots of seating.
The stadiums have seating for 2,500 people each, which would put the average capacity of the average fan in the stadiums about 2,000.
How does the money come in?
According to a FIFA analysis, the average cost of stadiums is around $600 million per team, or $2,500 per home match.
For the 2022 World Cup the average is $3,500, which means that if you were to sell a single ticket for $2 on the street for a typical home game, you would make $6,500 profit on your ticket.
So how much money did the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bring in?
In 2018, FIFA reported that revenue from the World Championships was $1,532 million.
For 2022, that number was $2 billion.
The 2018 and 2019 World Cups also brought in an estimated $7.3 billion, and $6.6 million in total.
So far, the 2019 World Cup brought in $7 billion and the 2018 tournament brought in about $4 billion.