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Preetz zu Geist-Derby: Hit us hard financially

Manager Michael Preetz has emphasized the economic consequences of the ghost games for the Berlin football league Hertha BSC.

Above all, the lack of revenue from the bustling city derby against the 1st FC Union on 21. In March the association meets financially on several levels.

“This is not only about the stadium and the audience revenue, but also about service providers and suppliers. It will be a big challenge that we have to deal with at the moment,”Preetz said.

Also the upcoming Berliner outdoor game at TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday (15:30 o’clock) takes place without spectators.

Hoffenheim’s CEO Peter Gorlich had already appealed to fans not to come to the stadium. “We also have no indication that our fans are travelling to Hoffenheim,” Preetz said.