Despite federal funds – corona losses for Bern and Biel

One more week, then the new season in Swiss ice hockey begins. Then 17’031 fans who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered will be allowed back in Bern. But you can still feel the effects of last season in the capital.

The SCB shows a loss of 1.5 million francs. However, this would have been significantly higher without support. From the federal government, the SCB received A-Fonds-perdu contributions of 5.7 (!) Million francs based on the audience income from the 2018/19 season. In addition, subscribers have given up two thirds of their money. Without help, the minus would have been seven million francs!