“With only one official venue – the Arena in Leipzig – East Germany is only moderately represented at the European Championships. This is all the more important as Thuringia can create another important hotspot for football enthusiasm in the region with the base camp in Blankenhain. “, said Economics Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee (SPD) in a press release.
The ministry said that together with the golf resort and the Thuringia Development Agency, great goals were secretly achieved.
Thuringia wants to provide a million euros
The necessary framework conditions, which must be created in the coming weeks, include the preparation of the local sports ground in accordance with DFB and UEFA requirements, the creation of a media center at Blankenhain Castle, the creation and implementation of a security concept and marketing measures. The country is providing funds expected to amount to one million euros, Tiefensee said.
It is also reported that Blankenhain is a candidate for the German team’s training camp from the end of May. The DFB team will move to its headquarters in Herzogenaurach on June 9. The hotel must be available to the English team one week before the first game.
At the European Championship tournament, the English team will face Serbia on June 16 (21:00) in Gelsenkirchen, Denmark on June 20 (18:00) in Frankfurt and Slovenia on June 25 (21:00) in Cologne. When choosing quarters, the British ignored the current UEFA rules, according to which teams must live in the clusters in which they also play.
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