METALLICA Gives Turkish Economy A Boost With Istanbul Concert

Demet Cengiz of the Turkish Daily News reports that METALLICA created a giant economy while mesmerizing over 40,000 people at its third Turkey concert in Istanbul's Ali Sami Yen Stadium last Sunday (July 27).

The sale of concert tickets, together with the flight and accommodation expenses of visitors from abroad and eating and drinking expenditures totaled approximately YTL 8 to 10 million ($6.89 million to $8.61 million).

While concert tickets were sold for prices ranging between YTL 50 ($43) and YTL 350 ($302), approximately 3,000 people came from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and countries in the Middle East, paying more than YTL 1 million for the plane tickets.

As an alternative to charter planes, a significant portion of the crowd preferred land travel. It is predicted that these people, who widely preferred cheap hotels, paid a total of YTL 300,000 ($258,000) for accommodation.

Read the entire article from the Turkish Daily News.

METALLICA performing at Istanbul's Ali Sami Yen Stadium last Sunday (July 27):

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