28 April 2009
Economic Report and Test
The club posted its first loss in recent years, despite already having the lowest budget among pro teams. The operating loss came to 9,000,000 yen, or about US$90,000. While of course a very small loss for a pro sports team, it is still a loss. There are two ways that the same figures could turn into a profit this season: 1) get an average of 250 more paying fans to home games, or 2) get a shorts uniform sponsor. Given the tepid crowd even at a successful run as we have seen during the first part of this season, either may be a tall order.
This entry is the first being sent by e-mail, with a picture attachment. Will I pass the test?