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Watzke raises the alarm: “…What? then the lights could go out”

Already at 4. Many clubs had to reduce their ratings significantly due to the current developments in the Corona pandemic. Borussia Dortmund’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, is sounding the alarm.

“If there is another big interruption, some people might lose the lights,” Watze warned the “picture” newspaper against a new lockdown.

It is clear that in this form it can’t last forever.” With regard to football, I think we will get through this season,”the 61-year-old manager assumed and added:”At least most of the clubs, if there are no more interruptions.”

Also Michael Preetz, manager of the Hertha BSC Capital Club, expects a similarly gloomy scenario in the event of a break-up of the Bundesliga.” We all know that if the season could not be played at the end, it would be for all existential problems,”the boulevard leaflet quotes the 53-year-old.

The TV money will probably be shortened

CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of FC Bavaria Munich last emphasized that he assumes that that every club across Europe loses between fifty and 200 million euros due to a lack of spectators, the German record champion would have the 100 million euro.” How long a football club can last, you can count on five fingers”, the 65-year-old stressed against the “BamS”.

According to the DFL, the Bundesliga clubs make turnover in a normal season only with the ticket sales 500 million euro.


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Not only the missing audience revenue are a problem. In the case of TV money, too, the federalists must withdraw, as the DFL can generate less money from foreign marketing.