Client: Chicago Red Stars

Source: Chicago Tribune

The last 13 years as Chicago Cubs co-owner prepared Laura Ricketts for this moment.

Ricketts spearheaded an investment group that officially became the new owner of the Chicago Red Stars on Friday after approval from the National Women’s Soccer League Board of Governors.

The Red Stars were purchased for $35.5 million, a record for an existing NWSL club, with another $25 million earmarked to be put into the team.