German Football League (DFL)

The Infront Sports & Media agency has reached an agreement to become the exclusive marketing partner of German Bundesliga football club Mainz 05.

German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund and Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) team Alba Berlin have launched a collaboration agreement.

Europe’s five biggest European leagues in England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France generated a 15-per-cent increase in combined revenues to €11.3bn ($12.2bn) in the 2013-14 season, according to financial services company Deloitte’s annual review of football finances.

German Football League (DFL) chief executive Christian Seifert has further enhanced his powerbase following a restructuring of the organisation’s senior management.

The German Football League (DFL) has strengthened its defence against unwanted outside investment in clubs competing in its top two divisions by introducing restrictions on multiple ownership.

The European Club Association (ECA) and European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) have hit out at Fifa’s decision to recommend a November-December slot for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, with the former body calling for compensation for its clubs and the latter maintaining the move will cause “great damage” to the domestic game.

The German Bundesliga, the top division of football in the country, has posted record cumulative turnover of €2.45bn ($3bn) for the 2013-14 competition, extending the league’s financial growth into a 10th consecutive season.

Billionaire Dietmar Hopp’s majority control of German Bundesliga top-tier football club Hoffenheim has been approved by the DFL, the country’s football league.

Football clubs in Germany’s top-tier Bundesliga have voted to approve the use of goal-line technology (GLT) from the start of the 2015-16 season.

The English Premier League looks set for another bumper increase when it sells its domestic broadcast rights next year. But what strategies are currently being discussed to try and replicate that kind of increase in the other big four European football leagues? Frank Dunne, Editor of TV Sports Markets, asked the decision-makers in Spanish, French, German and Dutch football at last month’s SPORTELMonaco.

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Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke expects the German Bundesliga football club to be debt free by the end of this year after it completed a €114m ($147m) capital increase on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund has furthered the German Bundesliga’s international expansion by announcing that it will establish an office in Singapore.

German Football League (DFL) chief executive Christian Seifert has become the latest speaker to be announced for the Leaders Sport Summit, which takes place on October 8-9 at Stamford Bridge in London.

German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund has formed an in-house subsidiary to handle event management at its Signal Iduna Park home.

The German Football League (DFL) has launched a tender for the design, implementation and operation of a centralised secondary ticketing platform for the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga.

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich has again called for the introduction of goal-line technology (GLT) into the top division of German football after another high-profile incident during the club’s DFB-Pokal triumph on Saturday.

Elisha Chauhan asked Borussia Dortmund whether safe standing - looking likely to be introduced in the English Premier League - make financial sense.

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