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Volume 6 No. 212
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Handball Bundesliga Proposes Title Game To Give League New Dynamic

The Handball Bundesliga (HBL) "is reportedly planning on playing a title game to determine its champion" starting with the '14-15 season, according to SPORT BILD. In a first vote on the proposed title game, 12 of the 18 HBL clubs voted in favor, five teams abstained from voting and only one team was opposed. Besides the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, the stadiums in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf are also venues considered to host the proposed game. HBL CEO Frank Bohmann said, "We don't want to set records, but give it a new dynamic." He added that "a title game would be perfect for it." The proposed game "will be played between the first and second-place teams after the end of the 34-game regular season" (SPORT BILD, 3/26).