Ok here are some notes from tonight’s agm.....
the income budget for this year is £2.7m and our goal is not too spend money we don’t have. We have no bank facilities or overdraft. I think we can add in the parachute payment, Celtic game - as we don’t budget for cup games - and the champions league payment. That will still result in a decline in income from last year. I think also points to some tough choices if we don’t get promoted. And a nightmare if we go down again.
the club is actively trying to increase revenue from hospitality and stadium usage.
the figure of 70 employees includes hospitality staff and match day staff. Office staff is 12 full time and 2 part time the same as last season.
season tickets : adults 817 (964), concession 430 (497) , U16 460 (465) last season in brackets. As a way of trying to make us feel better Gerry stated the adult last time we were in the championship was 886.
average home attendence this season is 2390 ( excluding the Celtic game )
we are still targeting promotion and we have a cunning plan well that’s the plan till it’s mathematically not possible at which point I assume it’s not the plan. Gary had a plan when he arrived and is implementing it eg fitness, training and injuries
for January they have asked Gary to look at what he needs and will consider his proposals rather than say to him x budget is available. He is already working on it.
training ground...looking positive and there was a meeting today ...council very positive. Site works will start soon with planning permission expected jan/Feb ....it’s a modular construction with a life span of 60-100 years, four weeks to assemble. Expect to in by summer. The cost will be the same as we pay now.