The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting that a new West Adelaide A-League and W-League bid will have a $100 million budget courtesy of an anonymous investment group.

The standalone bid has no connection to former NSL club Adelaide City and instead relies on a model similar to Melbourne City, whereby the investment group owns a global network of football clubs. 

Bid Chairman, Andy Haralampopoulos, said he had confirmed over four years of discussions in Europe before submitting their Expression of Interest to FFA last Thurday. 

“They already have clubs in Europe and one in Africa and the one in Australia that would be a starter club,‘’ Haralampopoulos told The Advertiser.
“The operation would be very simple and the only pathway the new club would have is through West Adelaide."
The bid would base itself at an under-development sports complex in Kilburn, having secured $4.5 million in government funding towards the project.
Kilburn is also destined to be site to a 5,000 capacity football stadium, however it was originally reported the bid was interested in staging their matches at Adelaide United's home ground, Hindmarsh Stadium.
Haralampopoulos said the bid had already formed relationships with existing South Australian NPL clubs.
“We have entered commercial agreements with the consortium for the use of the facilities,‘’ Haralampopoulos said.

“The player pathways for men and women will be through our NPL clubs.”