2018 will go down as a year to remember for Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens as his sporting empire continued to grow. Best known as one of the most active and forward-thinking NBA franchise owners, the former Lehman Brothers and Blackrock broker has cemented the future of the Bucks in Milwaukee with the opening of a purpose-built arena costing over $500 million. Not only has Wes Edens sought to secure the future of the Bucks franchise but he joined Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris in taking a controlling interest in England’s Aston Villa soccer club.
Wes Edens and his business partner have come together to try and turn around the fortunes of the English soccer team which was a founding member of the English Football League in 1888. Aston Villa has remained one of the most popular clubs in Europe after winning the European Cup in the 1980s and remaining a fixture in the Premier League from its formation until relegation in 2016. The club has remained stranded in the second tier of English soccer ever since and will be hoping Wes Edens can have a similar impact to that seen in Milwaukee. Read this article about Wes Edens at Wall Street Journal
Wes Edens is undoubtedly a forward-thinking business leader who has respected the history of the Milwaukee NBA franchise while leading the team into a new era of success on and off the court. The Bucks remain a focus for Edens as he is hoping to turn the area around the newly opened basketball arena into a large entertainment complex capable of providing an excellent game day experience for all fans. Aston Villa fans will be hoping for a similar level of success while respecting the history of one of the most successful clubs in the history of English soccer. The Oregon State University alum understands the need for a clear business plan for any successful team to remain financially secure in the profitable area of sports ownership.
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