the Measure is part of the action plan that the club now presents to be able to come to grips with the economic situation.
"this is something that we have come to in common, both in the association and in AB:t," says Jan Henriksson, chairman of Hammarby Bandy AB
– A very sad decision to make, but a necessary thing, in order that the club should be able to survive.
the players full salary in January, but the liquidity is so tight that you currently don't know how to be able to pay the wages during the remainder of the season.
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How the players and the leaders react to this remains to be seen, however, in that contracts can not be met from the club's side of the void. Individual talks should be opened with a player and leader, but these are now free to look for other options if they want to.
Hammarby Bandy has for many years been grappling with major economic problems. And elitlicensen to the next season, as the club has not yet received, is in even greater danger than what they had bargained for.
from bankruptcy and to try to get a season, it must now, according to the president Henriksson, both to save over a million dollars until the end of the season, and pull in around a million dollars, further compared with the current forecast. In total, therefore, work out a couple of million to the accounts in our. Swedish Bandyförbundets licensnämnd make a decision no later than 31 march if the season can be granted.
the Reasons for this year's crisis is, firstly, that the club has had big troubles in the market, and, secondly, that the audience has not come to the Zinkensdamms IP in the expected extent. In addition, the lost serveringstillståndet in the audience will be entertained by the arena, which has reduced sources of income further.
" We put a, in our opinion, realistic budget. But unfortunately we have not managed to live up to it, " says Jan Henriksson.
" Now, with these measures, we take the new tag and try to work as hard as we can to succeed.
supposed sponsorintäkter compared with what you in reality have withdrawn amounts to just over two million. The club has in recent years lost several sole partners and have not managed to replace these. Now hope the club, in addition to the savings, on the sponsortillskott and higher gate receipts and other supporterbidrag to be able to survive and get a renewed season.
Into the longest has Hammarby Bandy tried to protect the team and the players from the deteriorating conditions. Spelarlönerna has until now been paid out, albeit in many cases too late. But you have now reached the end of the road. On the question of why it has not drawn in the handbrake earlier, Jan Henriksson, the following reply:
" There has been a decision of the board on these measures since the middle of October. But we wanted to give ourselves the chance to solve this in a different way. We had some possible new sponsors on the way in, but unfortunately we have not managed to bring these agreements. We had a strategy meeting the week before christmas, where we realized that we must do this now, " says Henriksson.
furthermore, in order to overcome these problems. A part of the action plan means that you look over the marketing department at the office. It has bl.a. from the end of the year of half-time hired Peter Hällsås as the new club manager, after Anders Hagbo who previously announced that he wanted to leave their non-profit mandate with regard to the part.
When Hammarby is far from unique in bandy-Sweden to have a greatly strained economy, it has decided to turn to a number of other leading associations. This is to exchange experiences and to jointly work for ”a sustainable development of Swedish elitbandy”, according to Jan Henriksson.
Hammarby Bandy, who at the time of writing is on the fifth place in the league, meet on Friday evening IK Sirius at home at Zinkensdamms IP. Uppsala-team has, just as Hammarby and Sandviken's AIK, has not yet been granted a season for the next season.
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