Featured Story

Chinese Company 5USport Purchases 60% Stake In League One Side Northampton Town

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

League One side Northampton Town has been taken over by Chinese sports company 5USport, according to SKY SPORTS. Talks between the parties have reportedly been "ongoing for a number of months" and a deal has now been finalized. Following approval from the English Football League, the sports developm...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Asia, United Kingdom

More Stories

05/16/16
ManU's Match Called Off

ManU's game against Bournemouth was rescheduled for Tuesday following the abandonment of Sunday's game at Old Trafford, according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. The teams' final match of the season "was called off following the discovery of a suspect package at the Theatre of Dreams." ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

05/16/16
Arsenal To Top EPL Prize-Money List

Arsenal is "routinely mocked for finishing fourth"-- and it could theoretically happen again -- but it looks certain to be No. 1 in one Premier League table this season: the prize-money list, according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. The team is first in a Mail on Sunday forecast of TV and ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

05/16/16
ManU Posts Record Q3 Revenues

ManU has posted record third-quarter revenues of £123.4M ($177M) despite its "continued inconsistency on the pitch," according to the BBC. The Premier League club reported total revenue rose by 29.9% in the three months to March 31. It means ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Silverstone Expands Capacity

Silverstone "is set for record crowds for this year's Formula 1 British Grand Prix after working with the FIA to create additional general admission areas," according to Ian Parkes of AUTOSPORT. The Northamptonshire venue is aiming for a race-day crowd of just over 150,000, and with a three-day ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Rui Kang Close To Aston Villa Takeover

Relegated EPL side Aston Villa is "set to be taken over by a Chinese consortium within the next few days," paving the way for former Liverpool Dir of Football Damien Comolli to return to English football, according to David Anderson of the London DAILY MIRROR. The Rui Kang Group is close to agr ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

05/13/16
ManU To Appoint Scouting Auditor

ManU’s "recruitment review" will see one of its top jobs go to a scout "who doesn’t physically watch football," according to Jack Gaughan of the London DAILY MAIL. The "unusual post -- advertised as a 'scouting auditor' -- is hoped to offer a fresh perspective to their floundering s ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Adidas Loses Chelsea Deal

Adidas will part ways with Chelsea, "getting a payoff" of at least $57M "as a battle to sponsor Europe’s top sports teams intensifies," according to Paul Jarvis of BLOOMBERG. Neither side "gave an explanation for the split," which comes just a week after Chelsea unveiled its new adidas ki ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Leicester To Renegotiate With Puma

Sources said that Leicester City and Puma "are now in talks about a new contract" that would reflect Leicester’s "sudden and unexpected status" as England’s best football team, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The sources said that the terms of the existing arrangement "are private ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Wembley Regeneration Approved

A £2.5B ($3.6B) regeneration scheme around Wembley Stadium "has been given the green light" despite warnings from football chiefs that it was a "recipe for disaster," according to Matt Watts of the London EVENING STANDARD. The FA said that funneling thousands of departing fans "like cattle" do ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

05/13/16
Aberdeen Reveals Stadium Plans

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen has "revealed plans" for a £40M ($58M) stadium and training facility west of the city, according to Kaye Nicolson of STV. The "ambitious proposals" center on moving the club eight miles from Pittodrie to Kingsford, just 200m from the Aberdeen Western Peripher ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug