Hello again everyone, welcome to This Week in The Pyramid!
Before we go any further, please take some time to check out the Partners page. AP has several great partners, all working to grow the game of soccer at the lower levels, and more will be forthcoming. Check out their sites and lend them your support.
Centro Storico Lebowski: If you follow AP on Twitter, you may have seen this already. If not, go Follow AP on Twitter and you won't miss out on fascinating stuff like Supporter Owned C.S. Lewbowski. This is a team in Italy started by fans of, and named after, The Big Lebowski. For $21, you can also become a part owner. And the club has map of the world on its website showing where all the members live.
Football is for Fans: Sticking in Italy, here's the story of U.S Ancona 1905. They are the very first professional supporter owned team in Italian soccer history. And this article also includes a fun list of supporter owned teams on the professional level in several European countries.
Soccer Stadium Cost: An interesting article from Metro in St Louis breaks down the cost of MLS stadiums compared to other sports. Let's just say, soccer is far and away a cheaper option when it comes to building a stadium for a team.