EC Bad Nauheim: Red devils look for a new home

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    ice hockey is in Bad Nauheim is a great thing. The home of the Red devils of the EC Bad Nauheim games in the Second German ice hockey League DEL 2 are usually attended by about 2000 spectators. Requirements of associations such as the professional Association of the Eishockeybunds and the League in the long-term, however, the operation in question. It all boils down to a new building at a site, the traffic has to technically be well-connected. A suitable site will be sought.

    The last of energy efficient renovation of the stadium back over a number of years. At the time, was renewed for two million euros, especially the roof, whose design was identical as that of the hall in Bad Reichenhall, which broke in 2006 under a snow load. Around eight million euros would have to be in the longer term, invested to maintain the hall for professional ice skating fit. But even so, one would not gain just-in-time, a permanent solution that would be. Therefore, the city and Association are working together on a concept, associated with a new building elsewhere.

    A half a Million a year in costs

    “The city has an interest in the ice hockey Tradition in Bad Nauheim to continue,” says the party’s First councillor and sport head of Department Peter Sick. “The first game was kicked off in the original Arena in December 1945. However, we get stuck every year, half a Million euros in the ice rink. In view of a sustainable fiscal consolidation, the question arises of course whether we can afford it.“ On the other hand, the stadium is also a factor in the economy. Many of the 120,000 visitors in a year, and bought in the city also went out to eat, and soak a bit. In addition, the EC is an important advertising medium for Bad Nauheim. The advertising value of the leave, however, difficult to quantify.