Friday, November 16, 2007

Fans purchase football club through website

A few months back, I posted an entry on an innovative e-commerce business model - Owning a football club through the web where football fans paid to a community website,, to purchase a club of their choice.

This plan is becoming a reality after a deal was reached in principle with English minor league club Ebbsfleet United for a £700,000 takeover. Football fans will own 51% of the club which enable them to make decisions on all club matters such as transfers and team selection.

Ebbsfleet United was previously known as Gravesend and Northfleet before the team change to use the new name this season. Ebbsfleet is currently ninth in the minor league, which is the fifth tier of the English football, after the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. The team has never been in the proper Football League.

With this takeover, almost 20,000 of the fans who paid the £35 can fulfilled their dreams to be the Benitezs, Fergusons or Wengers of the minor league.

1 comment:

Rittenhouse said...

Football???? sounds more like soccer ;-)