One way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected clubs all over the world. Borussia Dortmund isn’t exempt from this.
Bild also states that Borussia Dortmund is expecting sales to decline by roughly five percent thanks to a lack of ticket revenue. This makes sense, as German pandemic guidelines have led to a dramatic decrease in attendance figures. Normally, the Westfalenstadion would be packed to the gills with rabid Dortmund fans (and a number of opposing fans) spending money on tickets, merchandise, and concessions. No fans, no sales. They’re just now allowing 11k fans into the stands, and it may be a while before Westfalenstadion is at full capacity again.
However, this shouldn’t spell doom for BVB. While they’ve been in financial straits before, they’re in a much better financial situation than in 2003 when they nearly went bankrupt. I fully expect Dortmund to weather the COVID storm and come out of this as one of the more financial secure clubs in the world.