American Football – ELF: Expansion to “at least twelve” teams

Hamburg (SID) – On the home straight of the premiere season, the makers of the European League of Football (ELF) are already looking ahead and expect an increase in the new year. “We are firmly assuming that at least twelve franchises will start in 2022,” said managing director Zeljko Karajica, “the league is definitely growing.”

This year there were eight teams in the main round. Six German (Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne) and one team each from Poland and Spain. Now locations “in other nations” are to be added, according to Karajica.

At the weekend, the group winners Frankfurt Galaxy (South) and Hamburg Sea Devils (North) qualified in the semi-finals for the final in Düsseldorf (September 26th). More than 13,000 tickets have been sold so far.

“We can look back on a great first season and we are all looking forward to the climax. With Hamburg and Frankfurt, the teams that have been able to bring their quality to the field most consistently have prevailed,” said Commissioner Patrick Esume.


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