Future of the English Premier League
By Ikram Sharif
Today's consumers have more options than ever before, especially when it comes to sports. With American football in the United States and Canada and international football in England and throughout the rest of the world, there is always something to see and always to entertain. For years, the English Premier League has been the platinum standard for international soccer. But with all the additional options available, many wonder what the future of this great organization will be like. The following are three main reasons why you can expect the future of the English Premier League to be even better than the present.
1. With more options comes more success
Consumers, in this case sports addicts, love elections. Often they don't know what to do when the season of their favorite sport ends, and as a result they can go into depression not unlike seasonal disorder. But the more people have to excite, the more they will follow throughout the year. While some may feel that the rise of the NFL and even Major League Soccer (MLS) is a bad thing for the English Premier League, the reality is that they all connect to the same community, for the most part, and help increase interest out of season. This is good for advertising sponsors, good for merchandise, and good for excitement once the new season begins.
2. The English Premier League still attracts the best athletes in the world
Men train from a very young age to become the best they can be. The English Premier League helps reinforce young talent to ensure that the best are always on display when the professional season begins. It is a practice that the league supports and something that can really attract parents to the sport, even if they have had no prior interest in soccer per se.
3. Competition attracts more attention
While there are many great rivalries within the English Premier League, professional leagues from other nations take great pride in their teams as well, and that international rivalry is good for EPL football in general because it generates national pride and adds one more thing than nationalists can boast. What is good for compatriots is good for the country. And the English Premier League is both.
So the next time you hear a detractor talk about how increasing sports options is bad for EPL football, keep all of the above in mind. It remains one of the biggest revenue generators in all sports for a reason. And despite its rich history and tradition, the best for the EPL is clearly yet to come.