Bullucked wrote:Are these shares as in "on the share market" and are all these "inducements" in addition to any money made as a result, or, is this simply another grab for members money / entice new followers?
What you see (in yourhero's posts above) is probably what you get.
It's sounding similar to the Green Bay Packers' model - no significant voting rights, shares not on the ASX (possibly not transferable) and no dividend if the club does make a profit. On the other hand, you get better access to the team and some more perks like best available seating and some voting rights on logo/strip changes.
Basically you have as much power as a shareholder in any large company (i.e. not much). You don't get dividends but the money does help the club and you get some perks and your name in lights. Probably fair value for the money if you're a keen supporter and have cash to splash.