Franchise Notes: League One Side Wigan Atheltic In Talks With Chinese Investors
League One side Wigan Athletic is "in talks with Chinese investors over a potential takeover." Players at the club were "informed at training on Monday that negotiations have taken place with a consortium from the Far East." Dave Whelan, who has owned the club since '95, has been "open to a takeover or new investment for some years and more discussions are planned" (London DAILY MAIL, 10/16).
Aston Martin has been recruiting staff with Formula 1 experience as it continues to assess whether it will join the sport as an engine supplier. Aston Martin has already taken the next step in its partnership with Red Bull by becoming its title sponsor for next season (Aston Martin).
Scottish Premiership side Dundee announced plans to increase its team of youth academy coaches as part of its Project Brave bid. The team has advertised six new coaching positions that it hopes will "raise the club's next generation of footballers" (SCOTSMAN, 10/16).
Barcelona announced Camp Nou has a new exhibition space which aims to highlight the power of sport through the work carried out by the FC Barcelona Foundation. The space uses new technologies including robots, 360-degree vision glasses and touch screens to show the methods, programs and areas of work the foundation uses to help children (Barcelona).