Author | Ebar's chief fan, blue whale mouth
But objectively speaking, after Alan Sabbar left, Ms. Amaya, who took over, basically maintained most of the club's operating policies. Including the slogan "another football is possible" put forward during the Alan Sabal era. This slogan was painted on the team bus, hung on the inside of the stadium, and printed on almost all of the team's prints. But what is another kind of football? The official never seems to have given an explanation. I happened to turn to an interview with Ms. Amaya by EL PAIS today, which explains this question at least partially
但客观地说，在艾伦·萨巴尔（Alan Sabbar）离开后，接任的阿玛亚女士（Amaya）基本上维护了俱乐部的大部分运营政策。包括在Alan Sabal时代提出的口号“另一个足球是可能的”。该标语被涂在球队的大巴上，挂在体育场内部，并印在几乎所有球队的版画上。但是足球又是什么呢？该官员似乎从未给出任何解释。今天，我碰巧接受了EL PAIS对Amaya女士的采访，这至少部分解释了这个问题。
In the interview, another explanation of football advocated by Evar is "humanized football, which goes beyond pure commercial and entertainment purposes." Ebar is currently the smallest city in European leagues where men’s and women’s football teams are located. Although small, the burden of the club is not light. At present, more than 500 male and female employees and players get paid from the club, including 6 women's football teams and 20 men's football teams (including all levels of echelon). For the seventh consecutive year in La Liga, benefiting from La Liga’s current latest broadcast fee sharing plan, Ebar can earn more than 40 million euros in broadcast fees each year, with a gross profit of up to 10 million euros. The current extremely high level of income has made Ebar one of the fastest growing SMEs in Europe. The budget of the club each year exceeds that of the city of Ebar, and the club of Ebar has become the engine of the city’s economic development.
Amaya said in an interview that football is not only a sport, a performance, a business, but also other things. For us, relegation in La Liga is the key to our continued operation in other areas. It is very important for the Eval Club to participate in community activities and feed back the city. For example, Ebar uses his own proceeds to sponsor other niche sports. There are currently known outstanding athletes in cycling, swimming and track and field (there are no sports bureaus abroad, and the cost of training and competition for athletes needs to be solved by themselves). This year, a javelin thrower sponsored by Ebar broke the national record. Alberdi, the Spanish 100-meter freestyle record holder in 2016, was also the object of sponsorship.
In addition, the Eval Club has invested a total of 20 million euros in the reconstruction and expansion of the home stadium of Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Ambitious sports city plans are also in progress. These infrastructure projects can not only improve the club's hardware level, but also effectively promote local population employment and stimulate economic growth. The unemployment rate of the young and middle-aged population in Spain has remained at the level of 30-40% all year round. The unemployment rate in the Basque Country is already relatively low in Spain, but it has also reached 10+%. Under the shadow of the new crown epidemic, Spain's employment and economic pressures are even greater. The Eval Club’s support to the community and the city is even more commendable.
Perhaps this is another football that Ebar has always advocated.