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06 / 2022


Impressive start of the new franchise from Vienna!

Our new team from Vienna outclassed the Istanbul Rams last Saturday on Turkish soil at the Maltepe Hasan Polat Stadyumu with 49-0 (season record win!) and are thus still first in the Central Conference.
A Quantum of Solace

The impressive series of the team under head coach Chris Calaycay after the first month of the ELF 2022 and one played third of the Regular Season: 4-0 wins, 150-46 points, most offensive points, the best defensive score, superior leader of the Central Conference, together with the Barcelona Dragons the only team with a flawless statistic in the ELF 2022, clearly on course towards the Play-Offs! Defeated all 3 other teams of the Central Division, including the ELF Champion 2021, the Frankfurt Galaxy!

But also apart from the sporting successes, the new European League of Football (ELF) has made a strong start: In Austria, the free-TV live matches reached a market share of 6%, the home premiere of the Vikings on matchday 2 in the Generali Arena against Frankfurt was the best-attended of the entire matchday with almost 4,000 visitors, and in Germany, too, free-TV peaked at 5.6% market share and 400 TSD viewers! In the so future-relevant target group of 14-34 year olds, American Football is already the most popular sport, in Germany already the second most popular sport on TV after classic soccer!

"I am personally very pleased that the new ELF has been started so strongly by the Vienna Vikings and in the wake of these successes we can arouse more and more interest in American Football and this new format!", Co-Owner and Managing Director of MK Consulting GmbH, Markus Kraetschmer, is pleased! "This project is defacto a sports "start-up", we have created good structures with the GmbH, which are clearly separated from the club, but where excellent work is done in the so important areas of AFL, Academy, Flag Football, Cheerleading, Members, etc. - this is the basis for the ELF at the top! In addition, we were able to attract the first investors and sponsors, I am confident that with the great starting successes in the near future we will find more partners for the consistent further development of the franchise!"

The basic concept of the ELF, with a clear expansion and growth strategy (with this year 4 new teams from Ö, D and TUR; next year will certainly follow Milan, Zurich and Szekesfehevar) up to 24 teams in 2024/25, the cooperation with the NFL, salary cap, etc. is consistently implemented by the ELF leadership around Commissioner Patrick Esume!

Football fans can look forward to several highlights at the upcoming home game on 03/07/22, kick off 15:00 against the Panthers from Wroclaw (POL)! Bernhard Seikovits, Tight End of the Arizona Cardinals, will be a guest - he comes from the junior team of the Vienna Vikings, wants to make the jump to the roster in his second season in the NFL, sees a lot of potential in the new European League of Football! ELF-Commissioner Esume will also be a guest in Vienna and will be happy to answer some questions and sign autographs for the football fans in the FAN and VIP area. The game will also be played as Charity Bowl XXIV of the Vienna Vikings, in addition, there is a special promotion for children and youth at the start of the school vacations in Vienna - with the code VWIEFERIEN you get the youth ticket for 9 € cheaper. Category 3 tickets are thus free for young people.

"It would be great if we could support the team on the way to the next success with a great crowd, anyway this game will be the next HIghlight for the whole football family in the best European league in American Football - a real Family Event in the Championsleague of Football!", Kraetschmer is looking forward to the next ELF game in the Generali Arena.

Here's the ticket info: Vienna Vikings Tickets und Eintrittskarten | Ticketmaster

Here are some impressions from the home debut against existing ELF's Champion Frankfurt Galaxy:
FGYatVIK - Sunday Funday with the #ViennaVikings - YouTube

27.06.2022 - MK Consuling GmbH
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