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Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz says 'he has a very ambitious project' and 'he will do what it takes' to turn Leipzig into a big club.
So they want a stadium the size of the Allianz Arena with less than half the local population Munich has and a non-existent international fan base. I know the AA is too small, but this seems like too much.
Red Bull executive Oliver Mintzlaff: Bundesliga should scrap 50+1 rule
The head of global soccer at RB Leipzig owners Red Bull has told Sport Bild he believes Germany's 50+1 ownership rule should be abolished to enable the Bundesliga to remain "competitive."
Oliver Mintzlaff said Germany's top flight risked falling behind if it did not welcome investors.
"The Bundesliga, in the long run, should not close its mind to sustainable investors who are not coming in on a whim," Mintzlaff said.
"If the Bundesliga wants to remain competitive, we can't only bank on the existing sources of income to grow significantly.
"A visit to the stadium has to remain affordable, contrary to what it's like in England."
The 50+1 rule in Germany stipulates that more than 50 percent of a club must be owned by its members.
But there are already exceptions for company-owned clubs, such as Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, while other clubs such as Hamburg and Hoffenheim have been bankrolled by wealthy individuals.
The Bundesliga success of RB Leipzig has sparked debate about the future of German football, with Borussia Dortmund, the only stock-listed Bundesliga club, and other clubs arguing against any change to the 50+1 rule.
Last week, BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said "the 50+1 rule does significantly more good in Germany than harm."
He added: "The German spectator traditionally has close ties with his club. And if he gets the feeling that he's no longer regarded as a fan but instead as a customer, we'll have a problem."
But support for 50+1 has declined and several clubs believe it is no longer a question if but more of when the rule falls.
"We will fight for a long time but 50+1 will fall. There are no two ways about it," Frankfurt sporting executive Fredi Bobic said.
FCBayernMunchen wrote:What he says is the logical thing to do, but many in Germany will favour tradition over that. Personally, I don't really care unless Bayern sell their souls, as ramsej said.
ramsej84 wrote:I don't really care unless we stay away from it.
I don't want my club to be owned by a Gulf Prince or a mafia lord from China or Russia or a cowboy from the states. No way. The others can do whatever they like.
FCB general wrote:There are enough German investors and rich people who can invest in the German football. 50+1 prevents the longtime Hannover 96 boss to take control in the club. Tradition yes, but in the European frames that tradition was often massacred in the clashes with the Spanish, Italian and English sides. Clubs like Leverkusen, HSV, Stuttgart, sometimes even Wolfsburg and Dortmund suffered heavily. Even Bayern suffered in the previous decade when we didn't want to spend a lot of money and in 2007 it was more than clear how the previous model is not gonna work anymore as it used to work in the past.
Leipzig is a great thing for German football. It only shows how everyone must mobilize all existing resources and focus on the expansion, development, board competence, scouting network, youth academies and especially contract negotiating standards which have been an absolute catastrophe for the last 12 years in football in many clubs where even often happened that even getting peanuts looked as a mission impossible for the German clubs.
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