Mark Cuban is betting on a boom for a sport other than basketball.
The owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks has taken a principal ownership stake in the Professional Futsal League, the league said Wednesday. Futsal is a modified version of soccer, typically played indoors with five players on each team.
"Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and it's time to make it even bigger in the U.S. market. We are ready to introduce the best global brands and the world's best players to our growing fan base and I'm thrilled to be part of the PFL," Cuban said in a statement.