Nothing can stop the digital transformation, not even professional football. The typical professional club, as the germination cell of professional football, will be exposed to a diverse range of changes by the year 2025. When that time comes, the world of the professional clubs will have little in common with the way it looks today. As a consequence of the digital transformation, professional clubs will be taking on the structure of corporate groups that operate in a diverse range of businesses.
Within the last ten years, leading professional football clubs already managed to decouple their earnings from their sporting success. They opened up new fields of business, enabling a broader distribution of business risk. In this respect, professional clubs are on the verge of reinventing themselves and taking on new structures. The "Home of Professional Football", which is displayed below, shows the business units of the ideal future club.
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