TThree years after its last edition, the Betis was able to once again carry out its now traditional tribute to its most veteran members. On the grass of Benito Villamarindeteriorated by the concerts and which will be renewed in the coming weeks, the 3,000 oldest subscribers of the entity received recognition last night from the club in an act full of emotion and a very good atmosphere… in which there were important announcements.
In addition to presenting its new membership campaign, the Verdiblanco club, through its president, Angel Haroannounced the launch shortly of a strategic plan of an economic nature with which the club hopes not only to return to profits, after two years of red numbers due to the pandemic, but also to recover said losses within a period of four years and have enough margin to finish the stadium Benito Villamarin with the construction of a new tier preferably.
“We are finishing the strategic plan that will be released in a few days. We have defined Betis’ mission of making the Betis people happy. And one of our objectives is that you and your families enjoy the Betisit fills us with pride to achieve objectives and helps us to continue fighting”, began by saying the highest Betis president.
A four-year financial plan
“After getting the Cup you have heard that this is not an end station, we have to keep growing. We are not going to sleep, it will help us to have more strength to continue growing. We have very important challenges ahead of us, the new Sport City that will be a great advance in the quarry, the completion of the stadium and the surroundings of our temple, the impulse plan that will mean an even greater modernization and the strategic plan. If we finish everything, the Betis will not have a roof”, he began to detail about the different projects underway.
“Alluding to the difficult situation in football, we have shown that we make the most of our resources with humility and work. We have to be aware that we cannot have negative numbers, we have to return to the path of profits, and we have to recover the losses of these two years and in the strategic plan we will return to profits and recover losses in four years in this changing world”, he explained Haro about this new strategic plan.
In similar terms, the general director of business had referred shortly before, Ramon Alarconto this plan that the club will soon present: “The heart of the Betis It is this stadium, which has to vibrate every Sunday. In the strategic plan is where we are visualizing where the Betis within five years and it includes finishing this stadium. I imagine the 50,000 members now with the stadium finished, with its roof and roaring nonstop.”
Losses to be compensated in four years
In the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders end of last year the Betis He presented some accounts in which he announced losses of just over 36 million euros in the 2020-21 season, motivated by the pandemic, and a budget of 144 million for the current course. Some red numbers that will be repeated this year, unless between now and June 30 the club carries out important sales of players from the squad.
The intention of the entity is not to be forced to undersell assets at prices below what they consider to be market prices, which is why it has decided to prepare this strategic plan with which, in the event of not carrying out said transfers and committing to maintaining most of the block he runs Pellegrinitraces the lines to follow to return from the 2022-23 season to positive economic results with the idea of recovering all the money lost these last two campaigns in four years.
The emotional speech of the president
Before referring to the aforementioned strategic plan, Haro delivered an emotional speech that was applauded by the members: “We share a commitment, unwavering loyalty to some colors, to a way of life, and this is the true meaning of ‘manqueperda’, which is not conformism as some have wanted to introduce. It is loyalty, rebellion, being by the side of the one who needs it most… that’s the ‘manqueperda'”.
“Winning a title and establishing a stable position in Europe It’s everyone’s job, teamwork. In the Betis We do not believe in personalities or in saviors, those times will be over. For our captain to have been able to lift the Cup Everyone’s support has been essential. This title symbolizes the work of some players, a group, a brilliant technical staff, all the employees of the club, the Advice and above all the encouragement of the Betis who have always been there”, continued the businessman.
“Is Cup with which thousands of Betis have been photographed makes it clear that it belongs to everyone, not to a president or a player as in other times. I want to pay a special tribute to you, the 3,000 oldest members. You have gone through good and not so good situations, with loyalty, and we wanted to thank you. We want to extend it to people who were at this act three years ago and who will be watching us from the fourth ring”, he pointed out before finishing and receiving another standing ovation for his memory of the Betis who have died in the last three years.