Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Will American's Serie A Venture Start Trend?
Reuters , September 25th, 2009 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Will the acquisition of Italian Serie A club Bari by American real-estate tycoon Timothy Barton - who is becoming the only foreign owner in the top Italian league - start a trend in Italian soccer?

A lack of foreign investment is one reason that the league has suffered a dip in fortunes. While Italian soccer federation chief Giancarlo Abete said he would like the Bari case to remain an exception, some industry experts hope Barton will have a positive impact. "Bari's example can now show that soccer has become global and Italian soccer needs to be ready to welcome investors from abroad," Giorgio Brambilla of sports marketing consultancy firm SPORT+MARKT told Reuters. "In Italy we need a new vision and organization of clubs. Italians see foreign investors as an enemy. We need a successful case study to prove foreign investors are a benefit, not a problem."

In addition to imitating the Premier League by accepting foreign investors, Serie A has also opted to imitate the English league's financial structure. Serie A plans to separate from the country's second tier league to maximize its revenues. "All the owners and teams are looking into that and seeing how it's time for things to evolve for the best for everyone."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
Ajax Earns Draw with PSG    
Danish international Lassa Schone scored in the 74th-minute from a free kick to spoil Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ...
Barca Uninspiring in Narrow UCL Opener     
It was an uninspiring debut for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in the UEFA Champions League on ...
Mourinho: Costa's Hamstring Injury a Concern     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho reiterated his concerns over striker Diego Costa's hamstring following the Blues' 1-1 ...
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives