Featured Story

Gao Receives China-Backed Bank Funding For Southampton Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Premier League side Southampton's new owner funded his £200M ($257.5M) takeover of the club "with a loan from a Chinese government-backed bank in Hong Kong," people familiar with the matter said, according to BLOOMBERG. A Chinese investor g...

Read More

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

More Stories

03/16/17
Rangers' Tax Case Reaches Supreme Court

The U.K.'s highest court will hear a case this week to decide whether a "scheme that offered loans" to Scottish Premiership side Rangers footballers "broke tax laws," according to Croft & Houlder of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Supreme Court case, which begins on Wednesday, centers on the club's "us ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

03/16/17
Newcastle Draws Interest From Far East

League Championship side Newcastle United is "understood to have had interest from companies in the Far East over a potential new commercial deal," according to Lee Ryder of CHRONICLE LIVE. Newcastle's "top brass" is yet to finalize any new package, but with the club's main sponsor, loan company Won ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, United Kingdom

03/16/17
Everton Waterfront Stadium Deal Close

Developer Peel said that a deal with EPL side Everton over a new waterfront stadium "is close" -- and said that a "state-of-the art" ground there would make the Liverpool waterfront a "visual spectacle," according to Alistair Houghton of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. The club is in "advanced talks" with ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

03/16/17
Murray Renews Calls For National Center

Judy Murray "renewed calls for a Scottish national tennis facility, claiming there has never been a better time" to capitalize on the sport’s popularity, according to James Delaney of the SCOTSMAN. The mother of world No. 1 Andy and former doubles No. 1 Jamie "previously fronted plans" to ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

03/16/17
Joint Bid May Be Considered For CWG

A bid from U.K. cities to jointly host the 2022 Commonwealth Games "would be considered" by Games officials, according to Nick Hope of the BBC. Birmingham, Liverpool, London and Manchester "expressed interest in staging the Games in place of Durban." Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grev ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

03/16/17
UK Sport 'Went Easy' On British Cycling

Senior figures at UK Sport reportedly told its in-house governance unit to "go easy" on British Cycling because "that's where the medals come from," more than two years before Jess Varnish made public allegations of bullying and sexism, according to Sean Ingle of the London GUARDIAN. Other UK Sport ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

03/15/17
ITV To Promote Cheltenham With VR

ITV "will promote the broadcast of the Cheltenham Festival this week with the release of a daily virtual reality highlights package," according to Simon Gwynn of CAMPAIGN LIVE. Created by VR City, working with ITV's media agency, Goodstuff Communications, "the content will become available online at ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

03/15/17
BBC Extends Deal To Broadcast Masters

The BBC agreed to an extension of its deal to broadcast the Masters. The new agreement includes highlights of the opening two rounds of the tournament, as well as live coverage of the Saturday and Sunday rounds. Radio 5 live and Radio 5 live sports extra will feature live commentary of all four days ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

03/15/17
Liverpool, Birmingham Eye 2022 CWG

Birmingham and Liverpool "went head to head for the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday after Durban was all but stripped of the event," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Birmingham City Council joined Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson in writing to the government to inform it of "the city's ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

03/15/17
Players To Be Chosen In Separate Draft

England’s Test players "could appear in a new Twenty20 competition" when it is launched in '20, according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The latest briefing document for the new tournament revealed England’s Test players "will be allocated in a separate player draft." T ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug