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November 21, 2017

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport.

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport. We spoke to Andy O’Sullivan, director of hospitality, about what sets the ultra-luxurious H Club apart.

February 7, 2013

Owning a huge sports brand like Manchester United or the New York Yankees might make more economic sense than popular perception suggests, but don’t expect to make much money out of it.

On a freezing night at the end of November, Chelsea was taking on Manchester City in a cup game. After exactly 16 minutes, a round of applause rang around the stadium from the Chelsea fans. For those in the know, it was a sign – a sign of loyalty to the former manager Roberto Di Matteo, a legendary Chelsea player who wore the number 16 shirt and who was recently sacked.

May 6, 2011

What is it about family business leaders and football? They love the sport and are also prepared to lose millions on the game.

What is it about family business leaders and football? They love the sport and are also prepared to lose millions on the game.

Football in the UK attracts investment from prominent figures, many of them linked to family businesses including steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour. In Italy families back some of the largest clubs; the Agnellis finance Juventas and the Moratti family are behind Inter to name just a few.

January 20, 2010

As two of the English Premier League’s top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head, writes Paul Golden

As two of the English Premier League's top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head. The Glazier family, owners of Manchester United, and Abu Dhabi's ruling family, who own Manchester City, have both been making headlines in the past week for the levels of debt at their respective clubs, begging the question is it the beginning of the end for family investment in sports teams?

July 7, 2009

Liebherr Group, the family-owned construction machinery manufacturing giant, is reported to be backing a bid by a billionaire Swiss family to rescue the bankrupt English football club, Southampton FC.

Liebherr Group, the family-owned construction machinery manufacturing giant, is reported to be backing a bid by a billionaire Swiss family to rescue the bankrupt English football club, Southampton FC.
 

November 1, 2008

Amit Bhatia is one of a growing number who are investing in their own sports team. However, Lakshmi Mittal’s son-in-law explains why it’s not about money to Marc Smith

While many wealthy individuals are happy to leave their lifestyle investments at the latest sports car or superyacht, some prefer to pour their money into what is rapidly becoming the ultimate status symbol – buying a sports team.

From George Steinbrenner's purchase of baseball's New York Yankees to Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai Indians cricket team, the world of sport is awash with billionaires hoping to create an intoxicating but often elusive mixture of profit and sporting success.

August 27, 2008

The commissioner of America’s National Football League has called a meeting at NFL headquarters in New York to try and broker peace between the disputing family factions who own the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise.

The commissioner of America's National Football League has called a meeting at NFL headquarters in New York to try and broker peace between the disputing family factions who own the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise.

Yesterday, commissioner Roger Goodell met with Steelers chairman Dan Rooney (pictured) and his four brothers, as well as representative owners from the league, in a bid to start talks with the family and outline the NFL's requirements for any prospective sale.

July 8, 2008

Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and son, president Art Rooney II, plan to buy out the rest of the family’s shares to make sure the NFL team stays in Rooney hands.

Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and son, president Art Rooney II, plan to buy out the rest of the family's shares to make sure the NFL team stays in Rooney hands.

Dan, the eldest son of late team founder Art Rooney, wants to keep the 75-year-old franchise in family control while his four brothers want to focus their efforts on their racetracks and other interests, which conflict with the NFL's strict non-gambling policies.

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