Swiss Ice Hockey

Clubs of the National League and the Swiss League hoped for games with full seating capacity.

Denis Vaucher, Director of the National and Swiss League.

Earlier today, the Federal Council has decided that only two out of every three seats in the arenas may be occupied next season. In a reaction statement, the two main Swiss leagues note that the desire for games with full seating capacity has not been fully met, although they are pleased that a uniform regulation for outdoor and indoor stadiums has been found.

Following this decision, the League expects that the economic situation of the clubs will remain precarious under the current conditions with the start of the season in October, and losses for the clubs are expected to be in the 7-digit range. The league is thus calling for financial aid from the public sector.

For instance, SC Bern's CEO Marc Lüthi predicts a loss of CHF 5 million, as Reto Kirchhofer (Berner Zeitung) writes on Twitter. HC Davos' president Gaudenz Domenig expects a loss of up to CHF 7 million, according to a report from SRF.

( 02 September 2020 | lle*)
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