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To Invest or not to Invest? Sports Franchises and Stock Exchanges

September 10th, 2012 at 2:19 PM
By Darsh U. Patel

In light of global soccer giant Manchester United's recent IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the fine folks at the Economist included an article about professional sports franchises as investments in a recent issue. The article essentially states that investing in sports teams is less than ideal, particularly in the European soccer team market. The article suggests that a North American franchise such as the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Yankees might have more success in publicly traded markets, but the scant evidence supporting publicly issued North American franchises makes this pure speculation.

Check out the short article over at the Economist here.

Sports Investments: Losing Their Shirts


Tags: Economist, IPO, Law, Manchester United, Sports, Sports Law

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