...another model of ownership of sports endavours. Yes, it's been "outlawed" by league ownership rules in the NFL (the Packers are the only team like this, AFAIK, in the NFL)... But AFC Wimbledon...FC United of Manchester...can we list other examples? It's exciting to see communities taking community ownership of clubs, thus ensuring that STAKEHOLDERS - not just "shareholders," not just one man's profit motive, but all of the community's interests in relationship to the club - are leading these initiatives. Are they fully there yet? They're getting there, no doubt. On AFC Wimbledon's site: "By the fans, for the fans." You’ll hear people connected with AFC Wimbledon say this often – but what does it actually mean? For those of you who don’t know, AFC Wimbledon's ultimate parent is The Dons Trust. The Trust was set up in February 2002 and is an Industrial and Provident Society – effectively a co-op. This means that no member can hold more than one share and that any surpluses earned can only be used to further the Trust’s objectives and cannot be distributed as profits... Prices will stay reasonably related to the local economy, the teams develop local talent, and the clubs, almost by definition, will reflect the community no matter how big or small they get. This alternative model to the monarchical/oligarchical model produces so many benefits, I'm not sure why it's not the prevailing model. Let's hear the arguments against it. I'm trying to figure out why folks who work for their money would be against it. I remember wanting to take my wife and kids to a Nets game (the year before they made any run, WHEN they sucked) towards the ned of a bad season - no playoffs - and the price would have been $230. For crap seats! That's madness. Why should communities feel the need to make these thing multi-million dollar enterprises at their own expense when they will get the same level of commitment, intensity and MORE sense of relationship to these clubs with a stakeholder ownership model? I look forward to the rationale for any other approach.