Have you ever wanted to own a piece of something really special? Maybe closed your eyes, and dreamt of what it felt like to have a chunk of your very own, winning sports franchise?
Well, as we reported a long time ago on Opposing Views – the Green Bay Packers have just the deal for you.
The defending Super Bowl champions -- the only publicly owned sports franchise in the U.S. -- are now selling their largely worthless public stock. In an effort to pay for $143 million in improvements to the legendary Lambeau field, the powers that be behind the Packers have decided to sell stock in the team for the fifth time in the franchise’s storied 92 year history.
Green Bay will sell a total of 250,000 shares at $250 each, plus an additional $25 in handling charges. You can purchase shares both online and by mail.
Keep in mind, though, perspective buyers: the stock is worthless. It can’t be resold and it has absolutely zilch in the way of actual financial value.
Then again, it does allow you to vote on team business and attend annual meetings – so there is that.
Do your due diligence, folks. Always investigate a potential investment before you commit. Yes, even with shares as completely and totally useless as these will be.