The German Football Association (DFB) has officially opened its new campus.
Under the eyes of national coach Hansi Flick, Rio World Champion Philipp Lahm and Hessian Prime Minister Boris Rhein, the prestige object in Frankfurt’s Kennedyallee was officially inaugurated on Thursday afternoon. The construction of the 150 million euro modern complex took a total of 39 months.
“It’s a kind of laboratory, a lot is being developed here. It’s an innovation driver for football as a whole. It’s a place for exchange and ideas,” said DFB President Bernd Neuendorf in front of around 300 guests: “Success tops everything. We want good national teams and with this campus we can do that.” The new campus is only two kilometers away from the old association headquarters in the Frankfurt city forest.
The sprawling building complex, including the four outdoor soccer fields and a hall with a regular-sized artificial turf field (105 by 68 meters), is reminiscent of the headquarters of the large IT companies in Silicon Valley in terms of its style and the generously installed technology. The offices are not separated, the networking of the individual departments is to be promoted in this way.