American Football: Munich gets a professional team in the ELF - Sport

Munich will get a professional football team in the ELF in 2023. General Manager will be Sebastian Stolz, who comes from Red Bull Salzburg. Now the investors are also known - and the name of the new club.

It was already known that Munich would have a professional football team in 2023, and now the new shareholders have announced the name: The seventh German team in the European League of Football (ELF) will be called the Munich Ravens. The general manager is Sebastian Stolz, who previously worked for the Red Bull Salzburg ice hockey team, but also has football experience as a longtime marketing employee for the NFL team Oakland Raiders. In addition, the new franchise announced that Thomas Krohne and Christian Binder have joined as investors. Both were recently announced as ELF shareholders. Krohne used to be a member of the supervisory board at Werder Bremen and president of the German Volleyball Association.

It is not yet clear where the team will play - negotiations are underway with SpVgg Unterhaching

A Ravens team does not exist at the moment. It is also not yet clear where the team will play, the decision should be made by the end of September. According to SZ information, the Ravens are in negotiations with SpVgg Unterhaching. Most games could take place in the Hachinger Sportpark during the soccer summer break, but some dates would overlap.

The ELF will enter its third season in 2023 and currently consists of twelve clubs. In addition to Munich, the last newcomer from Germany, Milan, Zurich and a Hungarian team are also scheduled to start next year. The ELF does not cooperate with the national association, German teams fear that the professional competition will result in the players they have trained migrating - now the GFL team is also strengthening the Munich Cowboys, who will play against the Cologne Crocodiles in the quarter-finals for the German championship this Saturday (3 p.m., Dante Stadium). The Cowboys enjoy home advantage in a playoff game for the first time in 21 years.

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