Fans of the newly formed Swiss American football team, the Helvetic Guards, have been waiting for this news for a long time. The LIDL Arena will be the new home ground of the EFL (European League of Football) team.
By Jan Isler
American Football This sport requires strength, concentration and speed in equal measure: we are talking about American Football. The American folk sport is also on the rise in Europe. The newly founded European League of Football – the European counterpart to the American National Football League – started its first season in 2020. From the 2023 season, a Swiss team will also try to play for the trophy.
As the club officials of the Helvetic Guards announced on Sunday, the LIDL Arena will be the first home ground for the young club. “The LIDL Arena offers us everything we need as a new franchise,” says General Manager Toni Zöller when asked by WN. Above all, the Helvetic Guards chief is particularly pleased that the stadium is closed all around and offers a modern infrastructure. “We want to create an experience on match days. The event area all around is also a great advantage for this,” he says. The new EFL season is expected to kick off in the second week of June next year. The final will take place in September.