Just in case the United States did not know of Bayern Munich before, it will know of Bayern Munich now.
The club announced Tuesday that it will open a Manhattan office on April 1st, 2014. A three man staff, with dual citizen and Colorado-born Rudolf Vidal at the helm, will be "managing FC Bayern’s internationalisation drive in North America, growing the FC Bayern brand, developing networks and acquiring new co-operation partners."
I’m delighted to be taking on this substantial and exciting assignment on behalf of FC Bayern. Together with my co-workers we will tackle the tasks assigned to us rapidly and with great determination. We want to help in consolidating and continuing to develop the club’s international reputation.
– Rudolf Vidal
The rumor now becomes a reality, the club releasing the office statement just two weeks after announcing a €110 million with Allianz.
According to Forbes, FC Bayern is valued at €1.032 billion, behind only Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, and Arsenal. The €432.8 turnover in 2013 was a club record, and the club has over 220,000 members.
Yet, there is still room to blow the roof off of European football now with inroads in America.