Featured Story

SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

06/10/14
ITV Extends French Open Deal Until '18

ITV has extended its free-to-air coverage of Roland Garros until '18. The channel, which has held the rights to show the tennis Grand Slam tournament since '12, will now continue its coverage from '15-18 under the agreement. ITV will continue to broadcast comprehensive coverage each year, with a gua ...

Tags: Media, Europe, United Kingdom

06/10/14
Sports Direct Sets Out $336M Bonus Plan

Sportswear retailer Sports Direct "asked its shareholders to approve a new bonus scheme" that will allow its Founder & Deputy Exec Chair Mike Ashley to receive a payout, according to the BBC. The plan will grant as many as 25 million shares, worth about £200M ($336M), to 3,000 employees, " ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

06/10/14
Cellino, Leeds United To Head To Court

The winding-up petition hanging over League Championship side Leeds United "will go before a judge in London after Sport Capital resisted pressure to withdraw it early," according to the YORKSHIRE POST. Leeds' attempt to avoid payment of a £950,000 ($1.6M) loan called in by Sport Capital at th ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/10/14
FA Causes Ticket Row With England Fans

A dispute has flared between the FA and England’s "most loyal supporters," those who travel to away games like England's World Cup match against Italy in Manaus, Brazil on Saturday, according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. The FA, which is concerned about filling Wembley during an "u ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

06/09/14
Leeds Owner Closing In On Cagliari Sale

League Championship club Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino "is due back in Cagliari" this week "to put the finishing touches to a deal" to sell the Serie A side to former Inter Milan board member Tommaso Giulini, according to INSIDE FUTBOL. Cellino is "keen to offload Cagliari to concentrate on Lee ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/09/14
Headingley Cricket To Get $84M Revamp

Yorkshire County Cricket Club "has drawn up a 20-year masterplan" to redevelop Headingley cricket ground in a project costing around £50M ($84M), according to Chris Waters of the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. The plan includes "a new state-of-the-art pavilion and a new shared stand with the adjoinin ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

06/06/14
Cricket's Hierarchy Opposes T20

The cricket boards of Australia and England "have dealt a potentially hammer blow" to a proposed Indian Premier League-style women's T20 tournament, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The league "hoped to pay top female players" as much as A$40,000 ($37,000) for a 12-day event. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, United Kingdom

06/06/14
Liverpool Submits Anfield Revamp Plans

EPL side Liverpool has "formally applied for planning permission to redevelop Anfield and increase the ground’s capacity to almost 59,000," according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. After two decades of "wrestling with whether to move to a new stadium in the city or expand their exist ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

06/06/14
WBBL Launched In The U.K.

The British Basketball League and England Basketball announced the next stage of developing the women's game through the launch of the Women's British Basketball League. The WBBL will form the top flight of women's club basketball in the U.K. from the '14-15 season. Comprised of the existing eight D ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

06/06/14
BBC To Stream World Cup In 4K UHD

Three FIFA World Cup matches this summer "will be streamed in ultra high-definition (UHD)," according to Jane Wakefield of the BBC. The format, also known as 4K, "offers four times the resolution of 1080p high definition video." The matches included the quarterfinals and the final. It marks "one of ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug