AthleticAll Second B clubs except Bilbao Athletic suffer from a lack of activity
ANDhe competitive halt due to the coronavirus crisis has endedmake a dent in Biscayan football. All Second B clubs in the province, except for Bilbao Athletic, have accepted the declaration ofERTE to alleviate the economic consequencesthat stem from the suspension of the League. Arenas, Amorebieta and Leioa published a joint statement on Tuesday to explain their decision, while Barakaldo did so last weekend.It remains to be seen what will happen to Third Division clubs., but the situation is just as complicated.
Arenas, Amorebieta and Leioaexplained that ERTE “is the most effective toolin achieving our main objective, which is none other than ensuring the survival, present and future, of our respective entities. “The feasibility of the measures adopted will depend on when and how the teams rejoin the competition. The possibility that This one takes dates reserved for the summer rest would have the complexity of the contracts, which would suppose a high disbursement for the clubs, even more so for entities with problems.
Athletic has in Biscayan clubsits main catchment network, with special attention in its lower categories. The Ibaigane club observes with concern how the crisis affects teams with which it maintains a very good relationship but which it could not rescue in the event that the economic gap forces more drastic solutions. Athleticparticipate in the budgets of the three clubs with financial contributions as agreed teamsand on more than one occasion he has playedfriendly matches either in preseason or on commemorative datesof each entity.