Connects the whole region: the cycling classic Eschborn-Frankfurt
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Harmony and nothing else for a long time: Gerhard Trosien, Professor of Sports Management at the Accadis University, criticizes the fact that Frankfurt, as a public sports city, does not use the potential of the region.
Mr. Trosien, Frankfurt likes to call itself a sports city. The term is unprotected. Does the seal fit?
Frankfurt is not a sports city and the metropolitan area is not a sports region. The ambitions and visions in the metropolitan region are likely to be missing for sport.
You say that even though an entire region has just been swept away by Eintracht’s European Cup victory.
Eintracht is of course the radiant regional figurehead. She moves people. And it proves how sport can unite an entire region – far beyond a single city – and create a culture of community. But that and the entire professional sport is not all that makes a sports city or sports region. It’s about more than that. A regional sports infrastructure program, for example, would perhaps clarify much better how school sports and special swimming lessons can be ensured. It is possible that a hall in Bad Homburg is empty on certain days, and there is not enough capacity less than five kilometers away in the north of Frankfurt.