Second Bundesliga Side SC Paderborn Plans With 'Mini Budget' For Bundesliga
Second Bundesliga club SC Paderborn, currently in third place, "calculates with a 'mini budget' in case the club gets promoted to the Bundesliga," according to the SID. Club President Wilfried Finke said, "It will be around €14-€15 million ($19M-$20M) for the Bundesliga. If I take our professional football department, its budget for this season is around €6 million ($8.5M), which will increase due to unforeseeable point bonuses and an eventual promotion bonus. So we would approximately double our budget." Finke "does not expect any issues when it comes to the German Football League's (DFL) requirements." He said, "The issue is out of the way. Our stadium has 15,000 seats and there's a transition period. Should we stay in the league, we would increase the capacity to 22,000 or 23,000 over the summer. A training facility is also in planning. We have the assurance that it will be completed by March 2015" (SID, 4/2).