3 Key Points

  • The Sea Devils will play a 2024 season game in Bremen’s Weserstadion, enhancing the ELF’s presence on big stages.
  • Partnership with Bremer Weser-Stadion GmbH and City of Bremen aims to bring high-level football to more fans.
  • Events promote a family-friendly atmosphere, expecting to draw large crowds and contribute to local tourism.

European Football Expands to Bremen

In a strategic maneuver set to elevate the European League of Football’s (ELF) footprint, the Hamburg Sea Devils are confirmed to showcase their talent at Bremen’s prestigious wohninvest WESERSTADION for the 2024 season. This major development comes as a piece of the league’s overarching goal to bring top-tier American football to the grandest venues across Europe.

ELF and Sea Devils Partnership

Zeljko Karajica, Managing Director of the ELF, expresses pride in garnering support from such esteemed partners. Karajica’s vision since the league’s inception in 2021, to present the sport in iconic stadiums, actualizes with the Sea Devils’ Bremen engagement. ELF commissioner Patrick Esume also remarks on the importance of sharing the exhilarating world of American football with diverse locales, especially those not regularly exposed to such spectacles.

Building A Foundation of Fan Excitement

The union of American football and a landmark German stadium, through the facilitation of the Sea Devils’ game, spearheads an evolution of offerings for local and visiting supporters. Hans-Jörg Otto of Bremer Weser-Stadion GmbH notes the wohninvest WESERSTADION’s commitment to delivering emotionally stirring experiences, while Oliver Rau of WFB Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH anticipates the wide-reaching appeal and positive impact on the city’s sports culture and tourism through this vibrant family-inclusive event.

Quotes from Key Figures

“We want to bring our sport and our league to places that are not lucky enough to have top-level teams regularly on their doorstep. I’m really looking forward to the Sea Devils game with a great atmosphere in Bremen’s Weserstadion,” states ELF commissioner Patrick Esume.

“The game will not only delight Bremen’s sports enthusiasts but will also attract lots of visitors from outside the city,” adds Oliver Rau, underscoring the anticipated benefit to Bremen’s community and economy.

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