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Saturday, 16 October 2010 10:57

Beira-Mar board may all resign

Aveiro club seeking help from the Liga

Aveiro2.jpgThese are not happy times for Beira-Mar as the club is trying to cope with their outstanding debts and are almost at a loss as to how to solve their financial troubles.

It seems that every week news emerges in Portugal about a different club finding it difficult to cope with the financial demands of running a football team in this day and age.

The lastest is Beira-Mar as the Auri-negros have liens placed against their organisation initatied by ex-board members Jose Cachide and Artur Filipe.

The current president, Mario Costa, had confessed during the club's General Assembly that Beira-Mar were in monetary distress, but have a solution that might help the salvation of the club.

"This week there will be a meeting with (Liga president) Fernando Gomes, who is our intermediary in this process, and the board of directors. We will try this Tuesday to resolve this siutation."

by Marco Pereira
Comments (6)
6 Saturday, 16 October 2010 23:47
I could be wrong (while in portugal i only had basic channels) but unless beira mar is playing one of the big three, your probably not going to catch it on tv unless you got extra sport channels, i unfortunately was there for only two beira mar games, one they played away in portimao (too far) and the home game i had went south to lisbon already. But an issue beira mar had actually for that home game is that the power company had cut power to the stadium as they were trying to sell the tickets for the sporting game, which is very sad, they managed to get power restored the next day, but I dont understand how Gomes said no clubs are in problems, especially since there is a lot of talk of Beira-mar abandoning their stadium because they cant afford the maintenance on it.
Good comments
5 Saturday, 16 October 2010 19:21
Miked - lol I was thinking the same thing, I say that article the other day and how there are no problems...

Danny, maybe an option could be something they do here in On, Canada for beer. We have 2 companies that can only sell beer, benefit is that you can get any type of beer including both Portuguese beers, and random stuff you would never find if beer was just sold at a regular shop. Maybe they have to regulate how merchandise is sold. If you want to sell jerseys you have to have all of the teams in stock anywhere in the country. (this wouldn't count for the shops in each team.

This away if your a traveling away fan you can still pick up your team's jersey somewhere in town.

The other option to help teams would be to have earlier start times + blackout all games in the local area to get people to the stadiums.
Its only for the best
4 Saturday, 16 October 2010 16:09
Portugal is too small a market to support this many professional 1st and second division teams. Some need to disappear, or at least consolidate with other teams. It's painful and sad, but necessary for long term league health.Fewer, but stronger and financially healthyier teams is best in the long run.
3 Saturday, 16 October 2010 16:06
Beira mar has one of the nicer stadiums in portugal and its unfortunate that they are going through this, I think it has to do with the fact that you must be either a porto benfica or sporting fan regardless of where you are in portugal. Beiramar could do a little better marketing however, I been all over aveiro and their stadium and couldnt even find a jersey of theirs to buy.
i thought there were no problems
2 Saturday, 16 October 2010 15:55
Didn't Fernando Gomes say none of the Portuguese clubs have financial problems? I think he was sugar coating the reality.
Will there ever be a rise?
1 Saturday, 16 October 2010 13:05
It so sad to see a club like Beira-Mar in a problem like this. One thing is for sure I don't want to see this club go through bankruptcy and get moved down to like a third or fourth division like Estrela Amadora, Boavista etc.

I know every club faces debt but hopefully things get better quickly!

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