German teams in KHL?
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07-28-2013, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Red Bull just announced plans to build a new multi-purpose arena in Munich for hockey and handball, replacing the aging Olympiahalle. No mention of the KHL - yet. And who knows if that arena ever gets built since they want public land for free to build it on.
But not in the same market. For the club to be accepted and work out you'd have to find a city with no or weak DEL support yet at the same time a big enough arena and enough hockey fans. Good luck with that.
Do you think Red Bull has an MHL team now to get prospects for the Austrian league or DEL? 100% no! They are somehow preparing the next step but can't yet join KHL due to arena issues. As you mentioned there were some talks in the past about a new multipurpose arena for Red Bull Munich and maybe as a joint project with Bayern Munich's basketball team.
What also could be a big plus for Munich is that they have almost no DEL history and the interest in DEL by fans in Munich is only laughable. Where else if not in Munich should KHL get a German franchise?
Two traditional DEL teams (Frankfurt and Kassel) only wait for a chance to get back into the league asap!
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