Bundesliga's Hamburg SV Gives Fans Special Gift For Club's 125th Anniversary
Bundesliga club Hamburg SV "presented its fan bonds" in celebration of the club's 125th anniversary at a press conference on Tuesday, according to the DPA. The HSV "expects income of up to €12.5M ($16.3M) from the sale of its fan bonds." The club wants go ahead with the construction of a youth academy "HSV-Campus" even if the bonds generate only low interest. HSV CEO Carl Jarchow said, "We would only go ahead with the first few steps of the project. However, we don't think that this will be necessary." The HSV-Campus is supposed to be completely financed by the bonds and constructed in close proximity to the club's stadium. Jarchow said, "We want to optimize the club's youth development." Fan bonds, which have a seven-year duration and an interest of 7%, can be subscribed online at www.hsv-anleihe.de until the end of the year. The regular fan bond costs €500 ($651) (DPA, 9/18).