BEERSCHOT GETS HIS NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LICENSE FOR NEXT SEASON
Just like last season the Licensing Commission of the Pro League have awarded Beerschot both a national and European license.
"This is very good news in exceptional difficult times. We are very proud and happy", is chairman Francis Vrancken's reaction. "I would like to thank everyone involved with our club who made this possible: our sponsors, the board of directors, our collaborators, our skybox and "The Friend sof the Olympic Stadium" members, our business seat and season ticket holders, youth players and coaches. And last but not least our fans who had to support in front of their tellies from home almost for the whole season, our season ticket holders who renounced their compensations and everyone who visited our Fan Shop online. Their contributions are very much appreciated and helped to get us through this pandemi. And kept our club viable. We will all keep going on and work hard to give Beerschot a sound and succesfull future."
"At the take over two years ago our shareholders promised to invest 10 millions Euros. Since then they had to invest even more", board member Jan Van Winckel adds. "In the first place to wipe away the debts, bring Beerschot back to the top division and grow into a stable club. We succeeded to do so this season by beating Oud-Heverlee Leuven in a two legged promotion final. Leg one in a sell out Olympic Stadium, leg two after a convincing and well deserved win in Leuven. Both title and promotion became reality; the only downside was that Covid-19 regulations prevented us to celebrate full power with our supporters."
"Again Beerschot had to go through a storm. And again we survived. It became clear yet again that is in our supporters, sponsors and investors' DNA never to give up and to achieve our goals. Never before did we sell so many season tickets, skybox- and VIP seats. It shows who loyal the Beerschot football family is. In the name of our Board of Directors I would like to thank our fans and partners for backing us in those difficult times. As well as our investors Prince Abdullah Bin Mosa'ad, Francis Vrancken and Philippe Verellen. Without their personal efforts Beerschot wouldn't be in the position we are in now", Van Winckel rounds off.