Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – Top executives from Bundesliga clubs have arrived at Frankfurt airport for the “G15” summit.

In the originally secret meeting scheduled for 11 a.m., representatives of 14 first division football teams and Hamburger SV meet. The fact that FSV Mainz 05, FC Augsburg, VfB Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld were not invited had caused problems from the outset. The German Football League (DFL) and the German Football Association (DFB) are also not included. The missing club quartet, together with ten second-graders, signed a position paper on the future distribution of the TV money.

The economic imbalance in the House of Lords has long caused discontent. This is approximately 4.4 billion euros in national media revenues, which will be distributed among the 36 professional clubs until the end of the 2024/25 season. The meeting also discussed the situation in the DFB affair and the successor of Christian Seifert, who announced his departure as DFL boss for 2022, as well as the situation of Bundesliga clubs in the corona crisis.

The Frankfurt Circle was initiated by Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the other top clubs Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. “First of all, I am happy that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has organized it. Bayern is the market leader and must be at the forefront,” said sports director Fredi Bobic of host Eintracht Frankfurt in an interview with Sky. ‘There will be more meetings. And I am sure that one or the other club will join. ‘

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