Sports in Frankfurt: Every spectator counts

Eintracht continues to climb. Slowly, but upwards. The team of coach Oliver Glasner has made a small jump in the table due to the coup of Munich. On Saturday (1

Sports in Frankfurt: Every spectator counts

Eintracht continues to climb. Slowly, but upwards. The team of coach Oliver Glasner has made a small jump in the table due to the coup of Munich. On Saturday (15.30 clock in the F.A.Z.-Liveticker to the Bundesliga and Sky), when Hertha BSC presents itself in the Frankfurt Arena, it could be another set up by a victory. In addition to the pitch, the club has taken a course that is likely to have a positive economic impact.

Bundesliga Liveticker

There are more signals of hope from the health authorities in still pandemic times. 40,000 spectators have already been admitted against Berlin. At the home game before against Cologne there were only 25.000. And because more fans will be able to attend Frankfurt's action in the Europa League in the future – against Olympiakos Piraeus the increased ceiling is now 35,000 visitors after previously 25,000 against Fenerbahce Istanbul – the club, which recently made a loss of 45 million euros public, should be doing better economically in the future. Provided that the paying audience also comes into the arena in droves and ensures full utilization.

A few kilometers as the crow flies from the football arena in the city forest, you dream of such numbers. So far, neither basketball nor volleyball games have proved to be a crowd puller. When the Skyliners surprisingly defeated Oldenburg in the Cup, 2300 supporters watched this in the ball sports hall. Before in the league everyday against Braunschweig it was a good half with 1200, and also the game on Sunday against Hamburg wanted to see only 1300 fans.

With the United Volleys, the numbers are even worse. Only 900 spectators – many of them thanks to a free ticket - were now there when record champion Friedrichshafen presented himself and was defeated. The fight for crowded halls and arenas is at least as challenging and challenging as the fight for points, goals and victories in slowly improving Corona times.

Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 00:01

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