Premier League shareholders discussed a “roadmap for meaningful matches abroad” last week.
A meeting was held face-to-face again at the Landmark Hotel in London’s Marylebone last week. A particular area of focus during the meeting was the continuing growth of the competition.
The US, China, India, Brazil and Indonesia have been identified as markets in which the Premier League could appeal to new fans and an enhanced pre-season tournament next summer in the States has been discussed as an initial step.
Longer term, however, one of the key aspects in the League’s attempts to gain greater global appeal is playing competitive matches on foreign soil. A possible “roadmap for meaningful matches abroad” was mentioned last week, after “taking Premier League matches to the world” was discussed at June’s AGM.