In the commercial battleground of English football, clubs are investing time and money in establishing community and CSR initiatives without any realistic prospect of a tangible return on investment. SportBusiness asks why, through the lens of three examples from the Premier League.
English Premier League side Watford has appointed Populous architects to draw up plans for a 32,000-seat expansion of its Vicarage Road stadium
Embattled English Football League side Bolton Wanderers has agreed an “11th-hour” sale to former Watford FC owner Laurence Bassini, saving the club from entering administration.
Watford owner Gino Pozzo has rejected a £125m offer to sell over a third of the club.