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Of the land League in the Champions League? : The gold rush in the Berlin football

The footballers of Berlin United in the past week, important success celebrated with on the way to the European top. A week ago, you 2:1 have won, after 0:1 beh

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Of the land League in the Champions League? : The gold rush in the Berlin football

The footballers of Berlin United in the past week, important success celebrated with on the way to the European top. A week ago, you 2:1 have won, after 0:1 behind. Three minutes before the winning goal for the League leaders against the bottom club SV Blue-and-White High new village – 187 number of spectators in the national League, 2. Department. Most recently, it ran even better, Concordia Wittenau had the 3:0 victory by United no Chance.

the Seventh division, which is currently the reality in Berlin United. But that should change soon. "Well, we can dream ...", on the website of the Association. Dreaming of Europe's most modern football arena, will play in the United at some point. Not against High new village, but in the Champions League against Liverpool. Already this year, the first architectural designs are to be presented. To do this, the club is planning a Junior performance centre with several grass and artificial grass courts, a football hall, a Hotel and an Arena with 5000 seats. United are looking for a plot of land in Berlin. "We are pleased about every offer."

The Boom of football, many want to participate

at the beginning of the month, the German football League (DFL), the representation of the 36 First and second division, their new economic report submitted. The Report contains many Figures and, above all, a message. The German football knows only one direction: upwards. At least in terms of finances. 4,42 billion Euro have redeemed the Bundesliga 2017/18 and, therefore, the 14. Sales record in a row booked. The increase compared to the previous year amounted to 13 per cent. "In the past ten years, the Bundesliga has grown significantly faster than the German economy," writes the DFL.

The Boom of football want to have a lot of part. Also in Berlin. Or just here. Berlin knows only one direction. Only not in football. But that can be changed.

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"Berlin is a city with huge development potential", says Bernd Schultz, President of the Berlin football Association (BFV). "But it is, even for professional clubs such as Hertha BSC and the 1. FC Union difficult to find local sponsors.“ What to say clubs from the fourth or fifth League and play in front of a few Hundred spectators, and thus virtually to the exclusion of the Public? Nevertheless, all of the dream, the third force behind Hertha and Union, ascend. A small club out there, and at the end of grease to win. Either Of Money. Or Fame. Or both.

A graveyard of failed dreams

This is the Berlin football is a graveyard of failed dreams. Blue-and-White 90 was 30 years ago, even in Berlin, abolished it in 1986 thanks to the support of a windy Investor in the League and ended up a few years later in the bankruptcy. Tennis Borussia should be brought up to the turn of the Millennium, the financial investor, the göttingen group to the top and landed in the bankruptcy. The regional team, Viktoria 89, a donor, a rose in the past year from China, the miss the fourth-division club from Lichterfelde in a crash course in professional structures and sometime even Hertha BSC competition wanted to make – in the meantime, the bankruptcy proceedings.

do not dream of The other clubs, large. "Basically, I am such a commitment is positive," said Bernd Schultz, 61, is since 1973, in Berlin, club football, since 1985, the Association and the him for almost 15 years, as President, presides. Victoria plans sounded to him quite sensibly, the Investor has been not any single person, "which means to have to your lottery win to invest". The head of a major Chinese hotel chain was interested especially in Berlin with its international reputation, and also had experience in professional football. "Skeptical I've become about the aspect that you wanted to build a second League-ready stadium," said Schultz. Recently, Viktoria 1:0 has won against Hertha BSC. Against the second team. In Front Of 812 Spectators.

Berlin Needs a third force in football? As a comparison, the size of like to London will be used. Also a world city in economic, tourist, but also a football point of view. Alone in the Premier League six London clubs play. Both cities are hard to compare with each other. Fulham, Tottenham or Arsenal are firmly rooted in their districts, generally have their own stadiums in traditional locations. All of this is not the case for Berlin.

"Where we can do more for sport?"

In the three and a half million city, there are only two stages, the third division are fit for purpose: the Olympic stadium and the Old Forester of the 1. FC Union. "In the upscale Amateur Berlin has a large pent-up demand," said Bernd Schultz. The post stadium in Berlin-Moabit, the time taken by 60 000 spectators, has to be equipped until the summer of 2020 with a flood light system, otherwise the Berliner AK is not allowed to fight there once more, his Regionalliga games. "The question is the great Infrastructure: Where we can do other sports surfaces, we are in urgent need, the need for children and young people to cover?", Schultz says. "For stadiums, the Problem is a lot greater." You could also say: In the city, in every square is fought, there is actually no space for the big dreams of the Berlin football.

But even with such difficulties, many can not irritate. First, think big. People with ambitious plans. Hardly the way a Chinese in Victoria, comes the rumor that Berlin is United is already ready for the next.

"Of patrons, funders or investors can have the football is never enough," BFV President Schultz. But what happens if the Investor loses his Lust? Or his money? As in the case of Tennis Borussia to the turn of the Millennium, after the club was promoted to the Second League. "I'll never forget how the Official on the night of the ascension have announced that they actually belong in the Champions League. Since I had the feeling: Well, Yes,“ says Schultz. The göttingen group went bankrupt – and TeBe.

views of doubtful fame

A few years later, and a few leagues deeper, history repeated itself with another Investor. Since then, it is for the rest of the TeBe Fans a kind of primal fear that their club could once again fall into the dangerous dependence on a single donor. Because of the conflict with the club's management to Jens is not escalated Fairly at the beginning of the year, although the club stands to be sporty as well as long.

"In all the discussions about Jens Redlich: He has revived Tennis Borussia," said BFV President Schultz. Honestly, the main sponsor and Chairman of the staff Union, not talking about League or more, he wants to be with TeBe from the top in the regionals and hopes to find more sponsors. But even that is ambitious. In the regional you have to invest more, rather than less. Good faith is put at the end of this season, according to its own figures, 2.5 million Euro in the club. He was not an Investor, speculate on it, to earn at some point with Tennis Borussia money, he says. But if the prospect of fame drives, it is now a rather dubious. The Association's internal critics in good faith, that he had no feeling for the Fans and the history of the club, that he may lead the club's autocratic and all dissenters, and to have weggeekelt.

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