• Second NFL game guaranteed in Munich in 2025
• The European League of Football also announces a team from Munich for 2023
• The name of the Munich ELF team probably “Munich Ravens”
It was a surprise that the European League of Football announced a new German team in the middle of their season. So far, there hasn’t been much more information than planning to sign up for the upcoming season. The colleagues from ran.de have now found that a possible name for the franchise could be “Munich Ravens”. Munich American Football Holding GmbH registered this name on July 9. According to the league, the possible confirmation and logo will not be available until September. With Munich the eighth German city after Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Duisburg, Cologne and Stuttgart, the league has closed the Germany card, according to ELF CEO Zeljko Karajica. It was already known that there would be three new teams from Italy, Hungary and Switzerland in the 2023 season.
The announced ELF team is the second football highlight for Munich after the NFL guest appearance in November
For Munich, it is the second football highlight after the NFL announced in February that the first game in Germany will take place at the Allianz Arena. The NFL also talked about the coming months last week. Germany’s head Dr. Alexander Steinforth announced in an interview with sponsors that an NFL team is planning a major fan activation in September. According to Steinforth, there may also be a public screening of the Munich game in Frankfurt. The municipality has already expressed an interest in this.
In an interview with Icke Dommisch, the Panthers also revealed the first plans for the autumn: According to their CCO Jake Burns, they want to make their brand more known in Germany with events in Frankfurt in particular. A watch party is planned for Week 2 of the NFL season for the September 18 game against the New York Giants. from 19.00 German time in Mainstadt. It is not yet known what the other three teams with interest in Germany, the Patriots, Chiefs and Buccaneers, are planning.
NFL team, title sponsor and TV partner announce initiatives to activate NFL fans in Germany
One thing is certain: the city of Munich and also Frankfurt have a huge advantage over other German cities when it comes to activating American football with the decision to have the NFL in their city. The European League of Football could not do without the Munich location due to its relevance and now created a new team without the participation of the two existing teams, Munich Cowboys and Rangers. We seem to have a lot to look forward to until November: the game’s main sponsor, DKB, also announced 360-degree activation during the year, and it would be surprising if the two broadcasters did not inspire fans at their home desired. First of all, #ranGrillen2022 takes place in Hamburg at the beginning of September. By then, there will be more information about the broadcaster’s NFL plans. I’m looking forward to this fall!
To person: Daniel Jensen produces digital sports content professionally and has been in front of the microphone as host of Footballerei since 2020. His love for football began during an exchange year in Kansas. His book “Patrick Mahomes – The Incredible Story of the NFL Superstar” will be released on September 6, 2022. He reports weekly here on the first NFL game in Germany in November.
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