Featured Story

Glazer Family To Raise More Than $150M By Selling 8 Million Manchester United Shares

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

The Glazer family is selling about 5% of its holding in ManU, "taking advantage of the club’s rising share price" on the back of its £750M ($1.2B) kit supply deal with adidas, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ManU "will begin a roadshow next week" offering 8 million Class...

Read More

Tags: Europe, United Kingdom

More Stories

08/23/13
Arsenal Signs Deal With Paddy Power

Premier League side Arsenal has reached a partnership deal with Paddy Power to become its official betting partner in the U.K., Ireland and Italy. The Irish betting company has signed a three-year agreement with the Gunners which sees it return to the club following a successful partnership in previ ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

08/23/13
VisitBritain Hires Gerrard In EPL Deal

VisitBritain "has extended its five-year partnership" with the Premier League through '16, according to Magda Ibrahim of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The new deal "will target football fans around the world who follow English football" with a season-long digital game to win a trip to the U.K. The campaign -- ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

08/23/13
Virgin Media Signs Ohuruogu For Campaign

Virgin Media "has signed world champion sprinter Christine Ohuruogu to join Mo Farah and Usain Bolt in its advertising campaign as part of the marketing battle for broadband customers with rivals including BSkyB and BT," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. The pay-TV and broadband opera ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

08/23/13
Leeds Seeks Stadium-Wide Alcohol Ban

League Championship side  Leeds United Dir Salem Patel "wants to ban alcohol from being consumed anywhere within Elland Road to reflect the Muslim beliefs of owners GFH Capital," the Dubai-based subsidiary of a Bahraini Islamic investment bank, according to Charles Sale of the London DAI ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

08/22/13
Competitor Group Adds Liverpool Marathon

U.S.-based Competitor Group is headed for the birthplace of the Beatles for its next addition to its growing European Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, and has plans for global expansion in South America and Asia. The Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon will take place on Bank Holi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom, Europe

08/22/13
McQuaid Loses Swiss Backing In UCI Race

Int'l Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid "has lost Switzerland's backing for his bid to be re-elected," leaving the Irishman in what rival Brian Cookson described as "a very difficult position," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The Swiss cycling federation confirmed on Wednesday that "it had ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/22/13
Ex-Rangers Director Sells Shares

Scottish League 1 Rangers said that former Dir Imran Ahmad "has sold his shareholding in Rangers, the day after the exit of business partner Charles Green," according to the BBC. The League 1 side told the London Stock Exchange that Ahmad "no longer has a notifiable interest in the company's issued ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

08/22/13
Father, Son Ticket Tours Spared Jail

A father and son who banked more than £600,000 ($940,620) from ticket touting have been spared jail after a court heard they have been "signed up" by ManU, according to Chris Osuh of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Richard Rowe, 54, and his 30-year-old son, Richard Rowe Jr., "cashed in by sellin ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

08/22/13
QPR Begin New Stadium Talks

League Championship side Queens Park Rangers "confirmed they are in talks over building a new 40,000 all-seater stadium as part of a massive redevelopment scheme at Old Oak Common," according to Simon Johnson of the London EVENING STANDARD. The club has "made finding a new ground a priority since ow ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

08/22/13
Bale Transfer Talk Raises Questions

The numbers discussed -- $145M or thereabouts -- to bring Gareth Bale to Real Madrid "are staggering," according Gabriele Marcotti of ESPN. As such, how do you "value a player like Bale?" The starting point is how much better he would make Real Madrid and whether you can put a value on it: "the bene ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug