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Status: 23.01.2021 2:16 p.m.

FC Hansa Rostock wants to sell the entire Ostseestadion to the city of Rostock.  The  Lord Mayor is ready to negotiate.

Should the sale take place, the entire Ostseestadion – and not just some of the shares – would become the property of the Hanseatic City of Rostock. © www.de24.news The  talk is of a purchase price of 15 million euros. © www.de24.news

 The  “Ostsee-Zeitung” reported on this first. Rostock’s Lord Mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen told NDR 1 Radio MV that he was ready to negotiate with the club. Hansa has “radiance far beyond the city walls, not only in the country, but also nationwide”. That’s why he hoped for the support of the state government. © www.de24.news

 The  club has done a good job in recent years, both in terms of sport and fan work “off the pitch”.

Hansa could reduce the mountain of debt

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 The  third division soccer team Hansa Rostock could use the sales proceeds to redeem a large part of its loans. © www.de24.news

 The  club apparently owes most of its debts to its sponsor and investor Rolf Elgeti. More than five years ago, Elgeti had taken over a double-digit million euro loan that Hansa had with a bank and canceled part of the debt for the association. After a sale, Hansa would be a tenant in the Ostseestadion – for allegedly up to 500.00 euros per year. Should Hansa rise, the rent would also increase according to information from the Ostsee-Zeitung

Marien: “No air to breathe”

Club boss Robert Marien had already complained before the Corona crisis that “the credit charge for the stadium is taking away the air for FC Hansa to breathe”. In addition, the stadium, which was inaugurated in 2001, is facing renovation costs in the millions, including for the floodlights and new seats. © www.de24.news

 The se investments would overwhelm the association, so Marien. © www.de24.news

 The  state government hopes that the money for the renovation will be provided.

Debt burden of more than 23 million euros

According to its own information, Hansa Rostock had turned over 19.1 million euros in the 2018/2019 financial year, as much as never before since being part of the third division. © www.de24.news

 The  debt burden of the former Bundesliga club was still more than 23 million euros in the reporting period. © www.de24.news

 The  ongoing cuts due to the corona pandemic have resulted in further losses in the millions for the already damp club.

Further information

Symbol picture Hansa Rostock - Ostseestadion © NDR Photo: Katrin Schäfer

Third division Hansa Rostock can rely on the help of the city to reduce its debts in the tens of millions. © www.de24.news

 The  club is apparently planning to sell shares in the Ostseestadion. more

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NDR 1 Radio MV | 01/23/2021 | 14:00 clock

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