DHB, HBL Create Task Force Following Empty Arenas At Handball Supercup Event
The German Handball Federation (DHB) and the Handball Bundesliga (HBL) "have reacted to the empty arenas at the Handball Supercup and formed a task force," according to SPORT1. The task force, which includes DHB President Bernhard Bauer, VP Bob Hanning and HBL CEO Frank Bohmann, "has already held a meeting during the event." Bohmann: "That was a shot across the bow, but the arenas don't fill themselves. Nothing is for free anymore." Only "a third of the tickets to the Supercup games in Bremen and Hamburg were sold." Bohmann "demanded a better marketing of national team games in the future." Former German national team coach and DHB Sport Manager Hainer Brand "criticized the planning of the four-nations tournament." Brand: "The choice of the big arenas was maybe a little unfortunate" (SPORT1, 11/5).