By Alan Snel, LVSportsBiz.com Publisher/Writer
Bill Foley entered into the locker space at a soccer match in England and praised the gamers of his most current acquisition– the AFC Bournemouth soccer group of the Premier League.
Foley saw a Bournemouth video game versus Leicester City Saturday, according to numerous report, and he’s included the soccer club to his service portfolio that consists of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights, Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League, Indoor Football League’s Vegas Knight Hawks besides his wineries, dining establishments and hotels. Nicknamed, “The Cherries,” Bournemouth beat Leicester, 2-1.
Foley purchased the Premier League Team from Maxim Demin for $133 million, according to released reports.
Foley and a group here in Las Vegas invested $500 million for a growth cost to the National Hockey League for his Vegas Golden Knights to end up being the league’s 31st franchise in 2017.
Bournemouth has actually gone back to the Premier League and plays in the circuit’s tiniest arena at more than 11,000. A radio station in England reported that Foley prepares to either construct a brand-new soccer place or remodel the present arena. The typical Premier League arena holds 35,000 fans.
Here’s a photo of the Bournemouth arena, thanks to BBC service reporter Lewis Coombes:
Foley, a 1967 West Point graduate, is rather smitten with the “knight” images and logo design. So do not be shocked if a knight is in some way combined into Bournemouth video games.
Foley, a 77-year-old Texas native, has actually constructed numerous ice hockey centers in city Las Vegas, consisting of the VGK two-rink head office and training center in rural Summerlin and a comparable neighborhood ice center in Henderson.
Foley likewise constructed a 6,000-seat, $84 million arena for his minors Silver Knights group inHenderson He divided the building and construction expense 50/50 with the city of Henderson.
It’s ended up being typical for owners of big league sports groups in the U.S. to buy Premier League groups like Tampa Bay Bucs owner the Glazer household purchasing Manchester United in 2005.