How AC Milan Became A Billion Dollar Club
If you are not a subscriber of Huddle Up, join 64,000 other professional athletes, business executives and casual sports fans that receive it directly in their inbox each morning — it’s free!
It’s good to be back! For those who don’t already know, I got married in July and was fortunate enough to convince my wife that we should delay our honeymoon a few months so we could bookend a Lake Como trip with the Italian Grand Prix and an AC Milan match.
And while I originally intended to write the newsletter last week, I quickly realized upon arriving in Italy that my time was much better spent relaxing and making memories with my wife — I figured you guys would understand!
But it wasn’t all play and no work. We ended up scheduling some time to visit Casa Milan (AC Milan’s headquarters) before the match, and I sat down with their Chief Revenue Officer, Casper Stylsvig, for about an hour.
So to ease back into the swing of things, I've included the full interview below.
RedBird Capital, along with the New York Yankees and Main Street Advisors (an investment fund that counts LeBron James and Drake as LPs), recently acquired the club for $1.3 billion. So we discussed everything from how the club makes money today and why the business model within European football is changing to their plans for a new $1 billion stadium and the importance of US expansion.
This was super educational, and I think it’s a great listen for all sports fans. Enjoy!
Thank you to my friends at Eight Sleep for sponsoring this episode!
I have been sleeping on their thermo-regulated Pod Pro Cover for more than a year, and it’s been the ultimate game-changer for my rest and recovery. I fall asleep faster, get higher-quality sleep, and wake up feeling well-rested and energized.
The Pod by Eight Sleep is so popular, that it has garnered attention from top athletes including two-time CrossFit Champ and Fittest Man on Earth, Justin Medeiros, and the 8X Formula One Champions, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
So go to https://www.eightsleep.com/joe-pomp/ for exclusive savings. Eight Sleep currently ships within the USA, Canada, the UK, select countries in the EU, and Australia.