The potentially imminent return of football is good news for fans but the prospect of finishing the season behind closed doors will be bittersweet.
There are still eleven games left to be played in Segunda this season. Six of these are home ties at La Rosaleda (against Huesca, Extremadura, Girona, Albacete, Deportivo La Coruña and Alcorcón), representing 28.5 per cent of the total home games - something season tickets holders are going to miss out on.
The simplest solution would be to refund this percentage of what they paid at the start of the season. This figure is estimated to be around 945,000 euros. Malaga, however, given their delicate financial situation, can ill afford this, especially given the further loss of the expected gate receipts for individual tickets, estimated to be around 275,000 euros.
The club, therefore, is looking into other ways to repay the fans, while at the same time incentivising them to continue their support. One solution could be to use this money as a discount on a season ticket for the next campaign.
With the club needing to fill a 15-million-euro shortfall in its finances to avoid dropping out of the league, judicial administrator José María Muñoz is also considering a capital increase, potentially opening the door to an outside investor.
This, alongside the various other cost-saving measures already in the pipeline, could help to bridge the gap in time for deadline at the end of July.