The Group owns 100% of its infrastructure and endeavours to maximise use of it so as to increase the amount and the recurrent nature of revenue generated by Groupama Stadium, now an international benchmark for sporting and other events. Leveraging several months of experience in operating Groupama Stadium, the Group will seek to increase operating profitability by optimising operating and organisational costs, while maintaining the customer experience as a key priority.
As part of its efforts to develop the OL brand internationally, the Group has strengthened its activities in China by creating Beijing OL FC. OL expertise transfer and partnership agreements have already been signed with several Chinese football academies and are expected to be developed over the course of the year. Agreements have also been signed with academies in Senegal, Lebanon, Korea and Vietnam.
Lastly, the women's team and the OL Academy remain central to OL Groupe's strategic plan. After achieving their second consecutive triple (Champions League, French championship, Coupe de France) and their 11th consecutive French championship in the 2016/17 season, the OL women continue to nourish high goals on the pitch for 2017/18. The Group is also continuing to capitalise on the Academy, which is training OL’s future players and constitutes a source of very high potential capital gains.