Swiss Football Federation To Pay $227K In Cup Final Security Costs To Bern
The Swiss Football Federation (SFV) will pay an estimated 200,000 Swiss francs ($227,400) to the city of Bern for "Cup final security costs," according to the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. SFV President Peter Gillieron said, "We currently don't feel welcome in Bern." A decision regarding where the '15 Cup final "will take place will be made at the end of '14, at the earliest." Gillieron, SFV General Secretary Alex Miescher, city President Alexander Tschäppät, Bern Security Dir Reto Nause and regional Police Chief Manuel Will met on Thursday "to talk about acts of violence of Zürich fans surrounding the Cup final." The city's security costs were an estimated 500,000 Swiss francs ($568,500) (NZZ, 5/1).