Austria is looking for an investor who is willing to pay 12 million euros for a 49.9 percent share. There is an Austrian group of interested parties, plus the German investor Utz Claassen and the group around the Spaniard Ivan Bravo. According to insiders, Austria should favor the domestic solution.
Wiener Austria’s balance sheet shows debts of 80 million euros. That is not a sum that can be neglected. In view of the investments in the infrastructure and the stadium, however, not a financial apocalypse, as these are long-term projects.
In Austria the club is only average, internationally you don’t play along, the players are not for sale. A vicious economic cycle that is difficult to break. Fixed income has dropped, but the costs have remained the same. The traditional Viennese club has, quite simply, miscalculated from a business point of view.