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Wayne Rooney Signing Has DC United Ticket Prices Soaring

June 28, 2018 by Stephen Spiewak


Wayne Rooney is already making a big splash in the MLS.

The legendary English soccer star, who scored 183 goals during a decade-plus run with Manchester United of the Premier League, formally signed with the D.C. United on Thursday morning.

”It is fantastic to be joining D.C. United at such an exciting time in the club’s history with the new stadium opening in just a few weeks,” Rooney said in a statement.

Rooney’s impact is already resonating on the secondary ticket market.

As Vivid Seats’ ticket price data shows, D.C. United ticket prices rose for nearly every remaining home game upon news that Rooney was joining the team.

While Rooney’s first game—on July 14, when the team debuts its new Audi Field Stadium—rose a modest two percent, other games shot up by more than 50 percent in just a matter of hours.

View the “Rooney Effect” on D.C. United ticket prices in the Vivid Seats breakdown below:


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