New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly expressed some eyebrow-raising ideas during the SALT conference on Tuesday, including a Premier League all-star game.
The American businessman rattled off a plethora of topics. In addition to the all-star game, Boehly suggested a playoff system to determine relegation from England’s top flight. Both represent ideas commonplace in American sports.
“Ultimately, I hope the Premier League takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports,” claimed Boehly. “MLB did their all-star game in L.A. this year. We made $200 million from a Monday and a Tuesday.”
It remains to be seen how far these talks will go with other Premier League owners.
Boehly targets Premier League All-Star Game, more changes
Boehly bought Chelsea this summer for around $2.8 billion up front, while investing another $2 billion in further development. Purchasing the west London club was not the American’s first entry in sports ownership. The 48-year-old businessman previously bought a stake in Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
Along with Boehly’s plans to Americanize the Premier League, he also hinted at buying other soccer teams in Europe. “We have talked about having a multi-club model, I would love to continue to build out the footprint,” Boehly stated.
#𝗦𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗡𝗬 has got a bit of everything. #ChelseaFC chairman Todd Boehly offers a fascinating glimpse into his global vision for the English Premier League club. pic.twitter.com/wa9aBHuGKe
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“I think our goal is to make sure that we can show pathways to young superstars to get on the Chelsea pitch while getting them real game time. And, to me, the way to do that is through another club somewhere in a really competitive league in Europe.”
Manchester City and Red Bull both have similar setups with multiple clubs in one ownership. City Football Group currently has 12 teams across the world…
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Author : Chris Moore
Publish date : 2022-09-13 19:45:13
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