Sports Minister Werner Kogler has promised that no professional club will be left behind in the Corona crisis. Four months later, the rescue for Austria’s professional sport is near. COURIER–Research confirms that the announced pot is filled with 35 million euros and that the funds from the fund should flow to the clubs concerned promptly. Specifically, there are six sports (football, ice hockey, handball, basketball, volleyball and hockey) and eight leagues: The first two leagues are supported in football and ice hockey.
Revenue loss proven by auditors is to be covered, savings due to short-time work are offset. The applications of the clubs are collected by the respective leagues. The unique project is carried out by Bundes-Sport GmbH – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Sport, which has experience in the distribution of taxpayers’ money. Commercial director Michael Sulzbacher confirms: “The money is there, it was provided by the ministry. We are ready to apply. We are currently trying to clarify the last open questions. We have not yet received a completed application. “
Cheers the kickers
Christian Ebenbauer cheers on the Bundesliga board: “It’s hard to imagine what that means for the professional clubs. If the payment of the money works now, I can only say thank you. “