In the past week they have given to their withdrawal as the managing Director of the football League, United Volleys known. How long in advance this was planned?
It's been a long time my wish for a double function as managing Director and shareholders to abandon. Many people have said, why should we sponsor the Volleys, if there is someone who is able to provide the financing. The decision of the League, to report to us for the Champions League, has led to the now, and not only in the course of the season.
How to make your future financial commitment look like?
I still have time to help. But for now, we hope that the society creates it. The state of Hesse supports us in Coronavirus-crisis. All professional clubs were able to apply for ten years of an interest-free loan, which must be from the fourth year back. For us, it was about 300,000 euros. The Federal government has also set up a program for the clubs in the amount of 200 million euros, of which the Details are not yet fixed. This means you do not have to pay back. The Budget we have reduced by 35 to 40 percent to about 800,000 or 900,000 euros.FAZ.NET completely
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looks Like the financing?
We have divided into three for the next season revenue: one part about Ticketing and sponsorship, the Federal and state funds and the Rest of new shareholders. I am in discussion with people who want to participate in a convertible loan and one percent of the society could acquire. In the next season I want to find about twelve people in the following times as many.
you Should not be in the light of the Corona-induced economic problems, glad to have a season without participation at the "king's class"?
no. The Champions League will be this year for the first time, in a cost-neutral. The European Association of CEV has sold for 100 million euros and a contract term of twelve years, media rights at Infront. This means there will be higher prizes for the winners, and the clubs no longer need to Fund the TV production herself. In the Challenge Cup, we would have had to put. Therefore, we will not play there.
The season starts for the Volleys at the 11. October for the first time, the Supercup could be held in the ball sports hall. What do you expect from the orientation?
More attention. The Supercup could be the first major sporting event in Frankfurt with viewers. In addition, it would be with a view to the hygiene concept, we work with the Skyliners, a good test run for the other home games. The League is the organizer, but we organize. So no cost for us, and maybe we could generate even a small Plus.
In your previous squad planning a middle blocker and an outside attacker is still missing.
We could always get a player, if the Budget will bear. But we are also working with the Volleyball-boarding school, would like to train together in the winter sports hall and two or three players are bind from there, with us in full strength training. The squad is very tight. But third place might be like inside.Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 11:20