New Business as an Individual Unit
In 2014, Bayern Munich was the first Bundesliga club to create a management directorate for internationalization and strategy, as well as setting up an office in New York to drive the expansion of its core business of football internationally. Borussia Dortmund followed with an outpost in Singapore. In 2025, leading professional clubs will have brought all of their international activities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies abroad (seed and farming teams, representative offices, fan shops, etc.) together under one roof. In a separate new business unit the operating companies for the stadium, catering, events, etc. will be combined with new businesses and businesses still under development. The management of these subsidiaries and operating companies, which are business segments peripheral to the core business of football, will be led by independent managers which receive guidance on matters of portfolio optimization from the board, which also will have a controlling and monitoring function.