Storm to explore fan ownership

Ever wanted to own your own sports team? Or better yet become an owner of YOUR Melbourne Storm?

Now you have that incredible chance with Melbourne Storm chairman Bart Campbell last night announcing the Club will begin exploring a fan ownership opportunity.

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The concept will give the public the opportunity to invest in the football club and in turn become not just fans but shareholders in the Melbourne Storm.

The model of fan ownership has been an enormous success for international sporting giants around the world, with teams such as the Green Bay Packers (NFL - USA) benefitting from this concept that takes fan engagement and support to a whole new level.

Mr. Campbell said that the Club and its current owners are excited at exploring the fan ownership model - that correlates with Melbourne Storm's desire to be an innovative and proactive leader in the Australian sporting landscape.

"When the owners took control of the Melbourne Storm five years ago, we committed to explore the viability of the fan ownership model once we had established a sustainable financial platform for further growth. We have been able to achieve that objective with the support of our fans and commercial partners and now is the time for us to look at the future of our football club.

"We see fan ownership as an innovative way to set the platform to turbo-charge the ambitious growth plans we have for the Storm, including doubling our membership to 50,000 by 2023.

"We know this is a complex issue and it will take some time to fully understand the interest and detail of a fan ownership model. We will keep fans up to date on any decisions that are being considered."

The Club has commenced the process of exploring whether the fan ownership model is a viable concept for all stakeholders by engaging with leading international advisory firm, Greenhill.

Expressions of interest are now open to become a Fan Owner of Melbourne Storm! Click here to register your interest and for further information.