The new campus of the German Football Federation (DFB) is just before its structural completion.
The 150 million euros expensive prestige object of the association in Frankfurt / Main will be taken over on the 1st of May by the executing construction company. The DFB announced on Wednesday at a tour with the responsible persons about the terrain.
On July 1, the campus, for which the foundation stone was placed in September 2019, should go to the “full operation”. The new building including his academy replaces the previous association center in the Frankfurt City Forest. “For the entire DFB this is a quantum leap,” said Akademiechef Tobias Haupt: “It gives rise to the entire association.”
The exposing building complex including the four outdoor football facilities and a hall with an artificial turf area in a regular size (105 to 68 meters) reminiscent of its style and due to the generously built technology to the centers of the large IT corporations in Silicon Valley. The office space is not separated, the networking of the individual departments should be accelerated.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the DFBs directors of the professional clubs already made a picture of the new building in which in the future 600 employees are employed. The campus belongs to a so-called athlete house with 33 rooms. This area is designed to be used primarily by the junior national teams. The a national team, the women’s selection as well as the U21 will continue to live in hotels due to the gross size.
The DFBing areas (seats, cabins, fitness rooms, regeneration facilities, technology laboratory) are inaugurated in June by the women’s national team in the run-up to the EM final round.
Bernd Neuendorf took several hugs in the plenary hall “New York” several hugs, he held his thank-on speech with a bouquet in DFB colors in his hand.
The 60-year-old is the new strong man and is intended to lead the German Football Association as President from the National Crisis into a better future. Neuendorf sat down in the election against his competitor Peter Peters – the association hopes for years full of scandals and mud laughs at a fresh start.
“Many, thank you, the result overwhelms me. That I have so great trust is important and good to know,” said Neuendorf, who has so far unknown in the broad public. He is the 14th president of the association.
On the 44th Ordinary Bundestag in Bonn he secured the clear majority of the votes in the first combat match of DFB history for the office of the Supreme German Football Representative (193: 50).
New DFB President: “We have to hold the store together”
“The football must resume his social and political responsibility,” said Neuendorf in his application speech. In it, he was with a future vision for more diversity and appealed with a view to the constant disputes: “We have to hold together the store. Those who do not participate in cultural change, which will have me as a decisive opponent.”
Neuendorf was already considered a clear favorite prior to choice in the World Conference Center and securely supported the support of the amateur camp with the influential former interim boss Rainer Koch. Peters (59) was started as a candidate of professionals with outsider opportunities. Many pages doubled in advance at the competence of the former financial boss of Schalke 04.
Neuendorf adopts the succession of the Fritz cellar resigned in May 2021. Cellar had to take his hat after he had defamed his then vice chef with a scandalous Nazi comparison. Previously, the DFB had been shaken by a month-long power struggle at the top, which in addition to Keller also fell victim to General Secretary Friedrich Curtius. The controversial chef led the association to February together with Peters interior.
Waiting for Neuendorf work – Koch criticized “media attacks”
Neuendorf (60) moved to politics after several stations in Journalism in 2003. He worked, among other things, as spokesman for the SPD, was five years of Secretary of State in the Family Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia from 2012. In June 2019 he was elected President of the Football Association Mittelrhein (FVM), now he settles the office.
It is clear: he expects a lot of work, a task at which the presidents most recently failed. Like cellars, Reinhard Grindel and Wolfgang Niersbach had to decline prematurely. Power struggles, scandals, affairs, raids, criminal proceedings and returns have severely shaken the credibility of the DFB. The image is desastrous.
Cook, which was most recently attacked by three ex-presidents, defended himself. “The work in the DFB is much better than her medial reputation,” said the continuous functional that criticized the “medial attacks”. The outgoing treasurer Stephan Osnabergge, who was involved in the chef side in the power struggle, spoke in a remarkable media-scared of a “merciless man hunt” and “Hetzartikeln”.
BVB BOSS and DFL Supervisory Board Watzke promotes cooperation
Hans-Joachim Watzke, the new Supervisory Board of the German Football League (DFL), was a better cooperation between DFB and DFL. “If we continue to lose DFB and DFL, two trains, the German football will lose dramatically,” he said. Next year, the renegotiation of the basic contract is attributable.
For this purpose, the financial situation of the DFB is tensioned by the costs for the new construction of the campus, tax payments or the pandemic. In addition, Neuendorf has to deal with the women’s initiative “Football can find more” to find Katja Kraus, who had waived a sharp criticism on its own candidacy.
The positions in the international committees does not want to occupy Neuendorf personally. Instead, he will play in the controversial personal details on time and cook (up to 2025) in the Executive Committee of the European Football Union (UEFA) and Peters (until 2024) in the Council of the World Association FIFA.
Facts created the delegates at the Personalie Gerhard Schröder. The DFB deprived of the Alt-Chancellor the honorary membership because of its proximity to Russia.
Alleged absence of referees are the most common cause of game breaks in German amateur football. This is apparent from a study by the Tübingen Criminologist Thaya Vester on behalf of the German Football Federation (DFB).
Accordingly, potential wrong decisions in the seasons considered in 2018/19 and 2019/20 are the trigger for 29.8 percent of violent game breakdowns, behind it with 26.1 percent an escalation chain in the dispute over a supposed foul follows.
Conflicts from interculturality (4.7 percent) or conflicts outstanding from the spectators (4.2 percent) are rarely the causes of abbreviations.
At 38.4 percent of cases, the referees themselves felt a danger, as perpetrators often showed a changeender. Particularly often games are aborted in late autumn to the end of the first round, with disproportionately many games, this happens in the three minutes before halftime.
The demolition rate in German football is 0.041, every 2415th game is ended ahead of average. “The valuable findings from the Spielabrage Study enable us to effectively optimize our measures for violence prevention and develop new approaches,” said DFB vice president Ronny Zimmermann. In particular, linguistic violence was also noticed in the study.