The club told reporters that, having no guarantees as to what will happen in Spanish football in the coming weeks and months, they will not rush into the decision to issue money back to their season ticket holders.
Barca is facing financial problems
Barcelona have not yet concluded whether to refund fans who bought tickets for games. Which will now be held behind closed doors. The club told reporters that, having no guarantees as to what will happen in Spanish football in the coming weeks and months. They will not rush into the decision to issue money back to their season ticket holders. It is because Barca, along with many other major European clubs, is facing financial uncertainty caused by the lack of match proceeds and television income generated by the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Players have already taken a temporary salary cut to help support the club and prevent layoffs for non-playing staff. But now they have to see if they can afford to refinance the audience.
Some directors from the Barca board left their posts
It is reported that Barca is in an unstable economic situation amid a conflict during which several employees of the board of directors left their posts. So, inside the club, there is a desire not to make any false moves and risk even more with negative headlines. Therefore, the club will wait until there are specific dates for the restart of La Liga and their 11 remaining matches in the La Liga campaign. Plus whether the UEFA Champions League can resume. Before making any announcements about tickets and paybacks. The club’s spokesman told reporters: “The club hasn’t made any decision on how to pay this season and next season’s fees. Because the officials are evaluating the impact of the crisis and how it can affect Barca and its members.”
The team remain in good shape on the field
Barcelona remains in good shape on the pitch. They are two points clear of rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table and in the first stage of their Champions League round of 16 ties. Before Covid-19 was forced to suspend top-level football around the world. Next month there is talk of La Liga coming back. With Liga head Javier Tebas interested in the fact that the top tiers of Spanish football are due to return on June 12th. However, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique feels that this is too early. “I understand La Liga’s interest in ending the season because there is a lot at stake. Despite being leaders, it would be quite unpleasant to win the league that way,” – Gerard told reporters.
“I heard Javier talk about playing again on the 12th. We spent a lot of time out of action, and we must remember that we must well develop to avoid the risk of injury. If I could express my opinion, still a few more days would not hurt us.”