What’s next for Wacker Innsbruck in the future? The club is struggling with severe financial problems. The club is even threatened with bankruptcy. Even a sports-political crisis summit with the state of Tyrol and the city of Innsbruck did not bring any results. “We heard a lot of words, but nothing substantial,” said the office of Deputy Governor Josef Geisler. The public sector ties transparency on the part of the club as a condition to the commitment to at least secure amateur, women’s and young people’s operations.
“The state of Tyrol does not want to leave the amateurs, the women’s team and the youngsters out in the rain, but as long as the cards are not on the table, the funding planned for this area cannot flow,” explained Geisler, who is also the state’s sports officer. The Mayor of Innsbruck, Georg Willi, also confirmed the will to subsidies in the above-mentioned sectors: “Transparency on the part of the association is a prerequisite here – also by law.”
Should it come to bankruptcy, Wacker will be ranked through to the 2nd class if it continues to exist. The Tyroleans were also denied admission to the second division in the second instance, and some unpaid players have already canceled contracts. The (Profi)-GmbH and the association are two different legal entities. The club’s amateur division, including the youth department, is said to have 900,000 euros in liabilities.