German Football Federation, German Football League Extend Basic Treaty Until 2017
The German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) have extended their basic treaty for another four years until June 30, 2017, according to the SID. The basic treaty, which has been in effect since '01, "regulates the relationship between the DFB and the league as well as their individual rights and duties." An important content matter of the treaty "is the 3% share the federation receives from the pro team's TV contracts as well as up to 2% from their ticket sales to regional and state federations." The federation, on the other hand, "shares marketing revenue it generates with the German national team with the league as well as up to 50% of profits from Euro and World Cup participations." DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said, "The basic treaty continues to be the sustainable proof for the unity and solidarity in German football. This clear acknowledgement for collaboration between professionals and amateurs is a worldwide unique success model" (SID, 5/3).
EURO 2020 IN GERMANY: SPIEGEL ONLINE reported the DFB "has decided to bid on hosting both semifinals and the final of Euro 2020, which will be played across the continent." Germany "will bid on two different game packages with a yet to be determined host city." The first package "would include three group stage games and one quarterfinal match." The second one "includes both semifinals and the final." DFB General Secretary Helmut Sandrock said, "For now we want to keep both options available to us" (SPIEGEL ONLINE, 5/3).