According to President Christian Gauke, SK Bontegamir Sturm Graz has weathered the coronavirus pandemic well. As the club president announced on Tuesday at a press conference on the club’s economic development, the difficult stage has been passed. “Sturm Graz was the hardest hit when I budgeted in terms of audience income,” Jauk said. As managing director Thomas Tepsch noted, Sturm was debt-free. “This is the highest priority.”
Jok emphasized the importance of the state sports fund. He thanked the sponsors who have remained loyal to the club for the past year and a half. In terms of sports, he sees Sturm on the right track after the two victories in the first three rounds of the new season: “But we shouldn’t get too excited.”
Membership nearly tripled
Sports recovery should also be felt in the stands. Jauk proudly reports that the number of members is 3,500. At the start of his tenure nearly ten years ago, this was 1,200. The Sama Sturm campaign, which will be launched on September 19, aims to ensure a further increase. TV clips will also be shown.
The number of annual subscriptions for home games in the Bundesliga is currently 5,200. To participate in the European group stage – Sturm plays either in the European League or in the Conference League – the club has so far sold 2,800 subscriptions. Tabbash evaluated the situation with relief. “The storm is stable,” said the CFO.
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