FC Barcelona budgets a €35.9 million profit for the 2012/13 season
Board member Toni Freixa announced that FC Barcelona has forecast income of €470 million and outgoings of €427.9 million for the coming year. Therefore, the Catalan club would end the current season with a profit of €35.9 million. The 2011/12 season closed with record profits of €48.8 million against a forecast of €21 million. Besides, the Board will ask the members’ delegates at the club’s assembly to authorise the calling of a referendum on the project relating to the future of the Camp Nou.
Barcelona (FCB).- The Spokesman for FC Barcelona\u2019s Board, Toni Freixa, announced today that the Board of Directors approved a budget on Monday that foresees earnings of \u20AC470 million and expenses rising to \u20AC427.9 million for the 2012/13 season, with profits of \u20AC35.9 million. The 2011/12 season closed with record profits of \u20AC48.8 million against a forecast of \u20AC21 million. Besides, the Board will ask the members\u2019 delegates at the club\u2019s assembly to authorise the calling of a referendum on the project relating to the future of the Camp Nou.
Delegate assembly on September 22nd
Freixa also announced that the club\u2019s \u2018Assemblea de Compromissaris\u2019 (Delegate Assembly) will finally be held on Saturday September 22nd, coinciding with Barça\u2019s football match against Granada in the Camp Nou (kick-off 10 pm). The first meeting will be held at 4 pm and the second at 4.30 pm.
At the Assembly, the Catalan club\u2019s Board of Directors will present the strategic plan for the coming seasons and will ask the members\u2019 delegates to authorise the calling of a referendum on the project relating to the future of the Camp Nou. Freixa told reporters, \u201CWe want it to be the delegates who authorise us; we want it to be the whole membership who give their opinion on this subject\u201D.
He also reminded everyone that this year there will be two informative sessions for all those delegates who wish to have further information.
Renewal of sponsorship deals
Freixa also announced that FC Barcelona has renewed, with improved conditions, the contracts of two of its sponsors: Assistència Sanitària (medical) until June 30th 2016, and Turkish Airlines, until June 30th 2015.
More contact with the membership
Toni Freixa also unveiled two new services that will bring the membership closer to the club: 'La Veu del Soci' (The member\u2019s voice), an online tool soon to be launched on the official website designed as a space where members can put forward ideas and suggestions to FC Barcelona.
Preparations are also advanced for \u2018Car Sharing\u2019, a service also provided via the website to enable members who live outside of Barcelona to share their cars with others and thereby split the cost of travel.