Also the FC Augsburg has responded to the financial impact of the corona crisis. The players, coaches and supervisors of the professional team agreed to waive part of the salaries.
Managing Director Stefan Reuter described the team’s act of solidarity as an “important sign” of support. The savings in the salary of the players should help to be able to cope with the current crisis situation.
“Even if game operations should resume in the foreseeable future – even if there is no spectator – we will have to accept double-digit millions in revenue losses by the end of the calendar year,” said CFO Michael Ströll of kicker quoted. It is a “clear goal” to “survive this crisis and the associated economic effects under its own steam”.
FC Augsburg waives short-time work
For FC Augsburg, own efforts also mean that you do not have to use state aid. For example, to send the club’s employees on short-time work.
Nothing is known about the exact proportion of the players’ waiver and how long it should last. An important sign of solidarity towards the club and its employees is set.