Investment in WSL Could Be ‘Spectacularly Successful’

June 3, 2024

Last week, Chelsea F.C. announced it hired a bank to help with potentially selling a minority stake in its women’s team. In its announcement, Chelsea said the women’s side will be “repositioned so that it sits alongside, rather than beneath” the men, which will bring “dedicated resources, management, and commercial leadership” exclusively for the women.

Multiple reports, including Bloomberg and The Athletic, say the women’s team could be looking for a valuation of about $200 million or more. That seems like a “top heavy” price to Kieran Maguire, an expert on the finances of soccer clubs who authored the book The Price of Football. FOS