Hibs chairman Ron Gordon is working with executives at clubs like Celtic to help alleviate the Covid cash crisis (Daily Mail).
Gordon will chair a new Scottish football task force to help clubs make their way through the financial hardships the last 12 months have brought to Scottish football. The Hibs chairman has a paper prepared for the SPFL to consider and will hand the bill to outside consultants, working with executives from Aberdeen, Celtic and Rangers on it.
Together, these clubs will come together to try and create new ways for teams to top up their income as Scottish football comes out of a season without fans and into one without the certainty of full houses. The Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup remain without sponsors while the League Cup is now sponsored by Premier Sports.
A source said: “Ron is passionate about driving up the value of the Scottish game. He is coming at this from America looking at what they do in the NBA, NFL, NHL and how the value properties, fan experience and commercialise that.
“This is about being innovative and putting Scottish football at the cutting edge of developing technologies and green initiatives. It’s about embracing the bigger picture. If ever there was a year to change things, it’s this year.
“Why can’t we come up with concepts and initiatives that include not just clubs, but fans and ultimately drive up the revenues which can be reinvested in communities?”
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