The Aberdeen boss has expressed the need for a clear plan to save football for the future.
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Scottish Clinical Director Jason Leitch has outlined the existing plan for Aberdeen to bring fans back to Pittodrie.
Don’s chairman, Dave Cormack, had called for a meeting between the two of them and last week called their failure to sit down as « disappointing ». .
He confirmed that no meeting had taken place and said, « It is disappointing. If you are trying to stand your case and it is someone three or four levels away from the First Minister, who knows where this is going? I dont know. ”
Leitch responded to BBC Scotland’s Off The Ball and re-outlined the government’s tier system when asked about the Dons chairman’s request for a plan.
« The Minister of Sport and I will meet with the SFA and anyone who would like to speak to us.
« Stage 1 stadiums open. It’s pretty easy. The values depend heavily on the spread of the virus in the community.
« You get to Level 1 when your prevalence is really low. So, Orkney and the Highlands are Level 1 and their stadiums can be open if they are safe to do so. And you saw that in Ross County.
« The way to open up Aberdeen is to bring Aberdeenshire to Level 1. That means the spread of the virus must decrease. «
Cormack announced this week that Dons’ losses tripled in the past fiscal year due to the impact of Covid.
And he predicted that without a plan to save Scottish football, clubs would face a financial tsunami. .
He said, “This is real for Scottish football and our societies. This is so important right now that this tsunami could really lead to mass club reconstruction for Scottish football.
« If we don’t have any plans for fans to be back, then absolutely. It’s night and day.
« I certainly wouldn’t 8. 000 Aberdeen fans budget to buy a season ticket again if there is no plan. « .
“How many fans in Scotland will buy season tickets across the board? Who knows? How can you 2. 000, 3. 000, 4. Budget for 000?
« The other thing is that our normal sales are around £ 16 million and around £ 2. 2m of them are season ticket holders.
« All other sources of income also come into play. We are in a fortunate position where we are doing really, really well commercially as a club.
« But that pounds us now because of the lack of hospitality and commercial income.
“The message is: Without a plan, there will be significant, significant cuts in Scottish clubs from the end of the first quarter of 2021. ”
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