Two joyful events are the focus of today’s blog entry: This is the 100th article of our Länder & Leute blog! At this point, thank you to all our readers, followers and the like, who have supported and motivated us over the years.
Therefore we are happy for a cooperation with FC Giessen, which has been promoted to the Regional League!
On the 4th of May 2019 at about 4.50pm the time had finally come. After an exciting match with a late 2-1 for FC Giessen in the 88th minute against FSC Lohfelden, nothing stood in the way of the announcement any more: FC Giessen is the champion of the Hessian League and will therefore move up into the Regional League! The cheers and applause in the stadium were overwhelming! After a long wait a whole region now looks forward to finally being able to watch high-class football in Giessen again.
And so teams such as Kickers Offenbach, FSV Frankfurt, SSV Ulm, 1.FC Saarbrücken, SC Freiburg II and TSG from Hoffenheim II will be welcomed at the Waldstadion next season. One highlight will unquestionably be the local derby against the Regional League team TSV Steinbach Haiger. As in past seasons, many “Schlammbeisser” and loyal regional fans will certainly show up at the Waldstadion to cheer on their team.
Did you know…
… that the nickname for long-time residents of Giessen is “Schlammbeiser”?
Celebrate FC Giessen’s promotion together with the team in the heart of the town at the Berliner Platz on the 26th of May 2019 at 11am. Let yourself be swept away by the euphoria and great atmosphere.
Here’s the chorus of the FC Giessen song to get you in the right mood:
Das sind wir – der FC Gießen.
Wir gehen gemeinsam raus.
Wir stehen zusammen.
FCG – Fußball zu Haus
That’s us – the FC Giessen.
We go out together.
We stand together.
FCG – Football at home
You can listen to the whole song under the following link: FC Giessen Song
FC Giessen was founded in 2018 by the merging of two traditional regional clubs (SC Teutonia 1927 and VFB 1900 Gießen) and was definitely a step in the right direction for both. The resulting team demonstrated its strength in the season of 2018/2019 dominating the Hessian League and showing a strong performance in the Hessian Cup. League games, like the one against KSV Hessen Kassel, brought emotions to the boil and the fans also got their money’s worth during the Hessian Cup, when FC Giessen beat the Eintracht from Stadtallendorf and FSV Frankfurt at the Waldstadion, causing an ecstatic uproar from the spectators.
It was only in the semi-finals during a penalty shoot-out against Baunatal that the team of FC Giessen was unfortunately eliminated from the cup. With a little more good fortune, they could have made it to the Hessian Cup final against SV Wehen Wiesbaden and could have had the opportunity to play in the DFB Cup next season.
If you want to watch FC Giessen live and in action, I recommend the last home match of the season on Saturday the 25th of May 2019 against FC Bayern Alzenau, who are currently second in the Hessian League. Kick-off is at 3pm at the Waldstadion in Giessen.
Information on tickets and prices can be found under the following link: Tickets FC Giessen
Of course, fostering young talent is also of great importance to the FC Giessen and is pursued with a lot of passion. In cooperation with the company BAUHAUS, tournaments and football camps are held in order to prepare and train the young players to perfection…
…So that nothing more stands in the way of a possible future in the 1st team.
Speaking of the future…
Did you know…
…that the tour operator SR Travel will support FC Giessen in the new season as a sponsor, travel and cooperation partner and will also provide organisational support?
We are looking forward to a fantastic season with exciting matches and a successful cooperation!
The entire team of SR Travel wishes them all the best for their future!