Handball Bundesliga CEO Frank Bohmann Says League Won't Reduce Number Of Teams
Handball Bundesliga (HBL) CEO Frank Bohmann said that the league "will not reduce its number of teams," according to the DPA. Bohmann: "A reduction of the league's number of teams will definitely not happen in the next several years." It means that the HBL "will continue to consist of 18 teams during the upcoming season." However, Bohmann said that "due to economic reasons the championship could be decided by playoffs in the future." Bohmann said, "It could happen at the earliest during the '14-15 season." A decision on the introduction of playoffs "would be made by the clubs themselves at a membership meeting" (DPA, 8/28).