In an interview, Sport Julia Retzlaff, managing director of the Volleyball Bundesliga, talks about the improvement and future path of the league to make the constructions extra skilled.
Stadium World: Since August 2014, the East German Volleyball League is called the Volleyball Bundesliga. How has the league advanced since then?
Julia Retzlaff. Image: Falk Weiss
Retzlaff: In quick, it may be mentioned that the Volleyball Bundesliga has developed very positively over the previous eight years. Thanks to the media partnerships concluded with SPORT1, SPONTENT and Sportdeutschland.TV, VBL achieved an unprecedented media presence final season. The newly created multisport streaming platform SPORT1 Extra has reside telecast of all Bundesliga girls’s video games in the 1st and 2nd. In addition, 34 video games of the first Bundesliga girls will be watched on free TV on SPORT1. All matches of the males’s first Bundesliga have been streamed reside on Twitch on the Spontane channel below the Bounce House model identify. At the identical time, Sportdeutschland.TV confirmed all matches of the first and second Bundesliga males’s matches reside and on demand. This was the first time that the second federal league had nationwide streams. From the 2023/24 season, the males’s volleyball Bundesliga shall be broadcast on S Nation Media, the new sports activities streaming platform from Christian Seifert and Axel Springer. The funds has additionally elevated lately. As a outcome, the stage of play and professionalism of our golf equipment is rising. Teams commonly take part in worldwide competitions. Allianz MTV Stuttgart received the silver medal in the CEV Cup final season and the Berlin Recycling Volley once more made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. We have ten worldwide beginning locations in the coming season – 5 of them in the Champions League group stage. It is greater than ever. Other new venues and codecs have emerged that contribute to the organizing character of a volleyball match. The DVV Cup Final has been held at the SAP Arena in Mannheim since 2016 – earlier than the begin of the corona pandemic with a powerful attendance; The two finals have been watched by over 10,000 followers every year. In addition, for the previous six years now we have organized the Supercup, wherein the champions compete in opposition to the cup winners. This season the Women’s Supercup will happen at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. After a playoff match in 2016, it is just the second time in the membership’s historical past that Stuttgart Women have performed at the Porsche Arena. At that point, the report for Bundesliga video games in German girls’s volleyball, which remains to be legitimate at the moment, was set with 5,392 followers. We anticipate an identical background in the Volleyball Supercup. For males, the Bounce House Cup shall be a primary. During this three-day event, the eight groups from the earlier championship spherical at the Hildesheim Volksbank Arena decide the first title winner of the new season. For three days, over 100 high gamers, well-known faces of the nationwide group and high worldwide volleyball gamers will be seen on and off the pitch from morning until night time. Apart from the matches, there shall be different actions like media day and shutting get together.