Hamburg launches fan bond to aid HSV Campus project
21 Sep 2012
Hamburg SV has launched a fan bond scheme which aims to raise Eur12.5 million towards the cost of developing the 1.Bundesliga club’s vast ‘HSV Campus’ project.
HSV Campus will be located across a 4,000 square metre site adjacent to Hamburg’s Imtech Arena and will mainly serve as the club’s new youth training centre. However, it has also been designed as a major point of contact for Hamburg fans and will also include 20 apartments, conference rooms, a club shop, a travel agency, fitness facilities, a sports bar and volleyball and tennis courts, along with football pitches.
Hamburg was founded on September 29, 1887 and the ‘jubilee bond’ will launch to coincide with the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations. The bonds will be issued to the values of Eur125, Eur404 and Eur1,887, with each denomination representing a key figure in the club’s history. A global bond will also be issued with a nominal value of Eur500.
“Our goal is to see HSV once again position itself as a top team nationally and internationally,” said Hamburg SV chairman Carl Jarchow. “This is possible only through the consistent support of young people. The jubilee bond gives us the opportunity to raise the necessary funds. Simultaneously, we offer our fans the opportunity to contribute to the sporting success of the club.”