Keirin is essentially a sport where cyclists sprint for victory within a velodrome. Betting is allowed and in a single year the Japanese bet as much as $15-billion dollars.
Think of it as a horse race with jockeys on bicycles.
If a pro league could raise just 1% of that capital throughout an entire season one could host 10-events with $1.5-million-dollar-budget. This excludes television rights. spectators and sponsorships.
In an average race; just one race, an average of $84,000 is wagered. In a big race, $840,000.
I am really beginning to believe that a professional swim league is not just possible, but extraordinarily profitable.
So much has to be done in the planning stages to get this right!