What's the latest with Sporting Sheffield?
Well, where to begin? Let's just say, within days of the planned official launch event, after months of pro bono work in support of the venture, the principal owner/investor and overall ‘visionary' simply decided to cut his losses and walk away. Simple as that, really.
To cut a very long and tedious story short, we’d done more than our fair share to help bring the idea to fruition; we were there, set up and ready to roll, as were our friends at Sheffield FC. However as opening approached it became increasingly evident that certain, essential commitments weren’t being upheld. Therefore, the ‘grand vision’, unfortunately, couldn’t have been further away from reality, and the venture was ultimately too ambitious.
In the aftermath, the space is now a fantastic 'popup' shop shared by Goalsoul and Sheffield FC, until May 28 2017. From that point on, we have our eyes on a new space in the heart of the city centre, where we intend to continue our collaboration with ‘The World's First Football Club' under the banner of 'The Home of Football'. More news about this will follow.
In the meantime, pop in and say hello. We're at 37-39 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, S1 2PD.
- March 30, 2017
- Cristian Bustamante