Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Chelsea’s plans for a new 60,000-capacity stadium at their historic Stamford Bridge home have been approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
- The former president of El Salvador’s soccer federation, who is wanted in the United States for alleged corruption, was sentenced to eight years in Salvadoran prison for labor fraud, the country’s attorney general’s office said on Monday.
- Playing soccer with billionaires doesn’t come cheap. BT Group Plc had to stump up 30 percent more to keep the broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League from 2018 to 2021.
- The Swedish Football League, Svensk Elitfotboll, have signed an agreement with Spiideo to equip every stadium in Allsvenskan with a system that delivers high resolution panoramic footage of the entire pitch.
- Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced a multi-year renewal with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
- Premier League soccer side West Bromwich Albion have signed a partnership with leading foreign exchange company IGOFX.
- Chelsea FC is best known as an English Premier League team, and it has also teamed up with Designit, a global design company, to integrate soccer and design at a camp for underserved communities.