461 million Euros income in FC Barcelona’s 2011/12 Budget
Toni Freixa announced that FC Barcelona’s Board would submit a budget for the coming year, based on income of €460,1 million and profits of 20,1 million. The board spokesman also reiterated FC Barcelona’s commitment to zero tolerance of violent behaviour.
Barcelona (FCB).- One of the main points that the Members\u2019 Representatives Assembly will be discussing on September 24th is the proposed budget for the 2011-12 season. The first FC Barcelona Board meeting after the summer break approved figures which represented income of 461,1 million Euros and expenditure of 430.2 \u2013a forecast net profit of 20,1 million. It was announced by the board spokesman, Toni Freixa, who also reiterated FC Barcelona\u2019s commitment to zero tolerance of violent behaviour.
Toni Freixa also announced that FC Barcelona\u2019s Economic Vice President Javier Faus would present the figures to the media at some time over the next few days.
On another matter altogether, Toni Freixas made clear Barça\u2019s commitment to zero tolerance of violence, stating: \u201CI would like to publically state our position that fireworks have no place in the stadium. We continue to hold the line of zero tolerance with violence and have not let up on this matter at all. We applaud the measures taken in this respect by the previous Board of Joan Laporta\u201D.
Regarding the possible disciplinary measures to be taken by UEFA as a result of the fireworks set off in Monaco, Toni Freixas explained: \u201Cwe presented an appeal against this because the security measures taken at a stadium which is not ours, cannot be our responsibility. What\u2019s more, the same thing happened in 2006 and 2009. Such incidents have no place at the Camp Nou\u201D.
No helmets at the Camp Nou
Freixa also clarified the situation with regards motorcycle helmets, after a number of incidents at the stadium on Monday night: \u201Cwe are sorry that we did not communicate beforehand that for security reasons and in line with local police regulations, helmets will not be permitted in the stadium as they are considered dangerous and can make it difficult to identify wrongdoers. As of the next game at the Camp Nou, helmets will not be allowed in the stadium\u201D.
Finally, FC Barcelona\u2019s board communicated the fact that the right of members representatives to meet with board members to discuss issues at the Assembly had been extended to 10 days \u2013 with meetings set for 15, 16, 19, 21 and 22 September, with a minimum of 25 members.