SPORTreportage: Millions for the Big City Club (WT)


When Hertha’s major investor Lars Windhorst declares in the middle of the Corona summer that he will make another € 150 million available for further shares in the club’s professional department after € 224 million has already flowed, some people in soccer Berlin have to pinch themselves for the time being in the middle of July 2020. The reality of the spectacular entry into a club of Bundesliga mediocrity, however, is rather sobering. The differences between the club’s management, which is focusing on debt reduction and default reserves despite fresh millions, and an investor, who is demanding Champions League participation, are unmistakable. We talk to financial investor Lars Windhorst about his motive for making Hertha BSC the “Big City Club” of the Bundesliga. We ask Hertha’s CFO Ingo Schiller what he plans to do with the new money. We meet Ultras from the Ostkurve, who are speaking out on TV for the first time, and talk to economists and trade journalists about the sustainability of Windhorst’s millions.

Klaus Fiedler Frank Bochtler Max Neidlinger Frank Poser Ron Glavas Stefan Bomhof Dr. Yorck Polus ZDF 20.12.2020, 5:10 p.m., ZDF
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