Frankfurt Universe has decided to refrain from participating in a possible season in the German Football League (GFL). On Friday, the deadline for the clubs of the first and the second League ended, until they could decide whether they would participate in an under pandemic conditions to be discharged a replacement game or not. The Universe decided to pull the so-called "Exit Option". This decision was taken by the management Board of the Frankfurt Universe Betriebs-GmbH, after intensive consultations, together with the management Board of the parent club AFC Universe Frankfurt e. V. and the American Football Verband Deutschland (AFVD) is to be transmitted, informed the club on Friday.
As the most important rationale for their step of the Frankfurt call the health of the team and the potential visitors in the Stadion am Bornheimer Hang. "We are not able to ensure the continued highly dynamic situation that we can only perform a possible game mode with a halfway-reasonable risk to health for all Involved," said Alexander Korosek, the managing Director of the Universe.
another Argument to forego a Start in the GFL, the different training conditions of first-League Teams. Although the Universe is expected to train in accordance with the recent decision of the Hessian state government from August to under full-contact conditions. Teams in other länder, could be longer but a lot of said Korosek, whose club sees this as a distortion of competition.Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 09:20