It didn’t work in the first instance. In the second instance, the time had come. Austria Vienna and the SKN St. Pölten have received the license for the Bundesliga in the second instance. The violets were not only given the license, but also the verdict of the Bundesliga. The Viennese start the 2022/23 season with a four-point deduction and also receive a fine of 20,000 euros. Austria wants to lodge a protest against this.
Austria board member Gerhard Krisch commented in a broadcast on obtaining the license in the second instance: “Thanks to the excellent performance of our entire team, we were able to answer all questions from the Bundesliga. We are pleased that the protest committee was able to follow our arguments and rewarded them with the granting of the license. A big thank you goes to our fans and partners, who have always stood by us unconditionally even in difficult times and have shown once again that our Austria is very important to them.”
The second division club Wacker Innsbruck, on the other hand, was also refused permission to play by the protest committee for financial reasons.
Within the next eight days, the Tyroleans still have to go to the Permanent Neutral Arbitration Court, which will decide in the third and final instance by the end of May. No more documents may be submitted later.