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PR: European League of Football Looks to Championship Game

PRESS RELEASE (translated from German)

“The fans can look forward to an exciting game, look forward to a great event. “

The European League of Football, arena operator D.LIVE and the sports city Düsseldorf had a press conference in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA to update the Championship Game on September 26th. The anticipation of one of the biggest football events is growing on all sides over the last few months.

“We are very pleased that this young, innovative league has chosen Düsseldorf as the location for its first final. Our long football tradition fits the event perfectly into the sports city of Düsseldorf.”

Lars Wismer, Sports Director at D LIVE/Sportstadt Düsseldorf

“We can finally pursue our passion again, liveto organize events with an audience and to revitalize our arena. And that we do this directly with the first championship game of the ELF is outstanding!”


“The sporting level will be at eye level with the Hamburg Sea Devils and Frankfurt Galaxy in the Championship Game. The fans can look forward to an exciting game and, above all, a great event.”

Patrick Esume, Commissioner of the European League of Football

“With the sports city Düsseldorf and operator D.LIVE, we have excellent partners who also in the pandemic times believed in us. The final in Düsseldorf is the highlight and the end of a strong premiere season. We want to enjoy this conclusion together with the fans and families.”

CEO Zeljko Karajica said with regard to the Championship Game on September 26th

“We offered a very good level within the scope of the possibilities and will continue to do so in the coming season bigger and more exciting.

CEO Zeljko Karajica added for the 2022 season

“Hamburg was the only team that beat us this season. Their strong defense is the great quality of the Sea Devils. We have to stop running game to avoid falling behind. But it was clear to us from the beginning of the season that we’re playing for the title and want to live up to our favorite role on Sunday.”

Thomas Kösling, head coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy

His quarterback Jakeb Sullivan is particularly looking forward to leading his team onto the field:

“I have in Minnesota played in front of 5,000 or 6,000 fans – but never before 20,000. That’s why the game will be on Sunday something very special to me. Our team has grown together perfectly. We are like family and trust each other blindly. That will surely help us on Sunday.”

Frankfurt QB Jakeb Sullivan

“Frankfurt Galaxy is a bit like the FC Bayern of football. They have been playing one for years extremely high level and go into the game as favorites. We have shown this season that they can be beaten. In our second game we got a few injuries. I’m looking forward to the test of strength aon Sunday”

Andreas Nommensen head coach of the Hamburg Sea Devils

“We are finally back with fans in the stadium. I’m looking forward to the moment when the adrenaline boils and the fans get the right thrill. I go into the game with confidence and will give everything to win.”

Hamburg QB Jadrian Clark

On Sunday, September 26th, the Hamburg Sea Devils and Frankfurt Galaxy will meet in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA for the first championship game of the European League of Football. Tickets are still available on

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