Türkgücü Munich wants to move to NRW in the third division promotion
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Türkgücü Munich is on the way to becoming the first football club founded by migrants in German professional football. If this succeeds, the club could leave the city for their home games.
FSoccer regional league player Türkgücü Munich is currently mixing Bavarian soccer. After 22 of 36 games, the club confidently leads the table with an eight point lead. If the Munichers are still in first place on the last matchday, they would move up to the third division for the first time.
If this actually succeeds, Türkgücü would not only be the first football club founded by migrants in a German professional league, he also apparently wants to ensure another novelty. The club president and investor is planning to move to the west of the country in this case. “We would probably have more viewers there because there would be more derbies,” said President Hasan Kivran of “SZ”. Club name and Munich home should still be retained.
The club, which does not have its own stadium, would avoid a bottleneck. “I know we’re disturbing in Munich,” said Kivran. Since the second half of the season, the club has shared the stadium on Grünwalder Strasse with TSV 1860 Munich and the U23 team of FC Bayern.
“We are not talking about a change of location”
If there were an ascent, there would be three professional clubs in the Bavarian capital. Both 1860 and the second team of Bayern already play in the third division and are each in the secure midfield. Three clubs that share a stadium in the same league are simply a logistical problem.
“We have to hand in the licensing on March 2nd, and part of it is specifying the stadium,” says Kivran. One solution was to host the home games in the West. So far there have been no official negotiations with stadiums in NRW. Kivran, who earns his money with wealth management, does not want to speak of a complete move: “We are not talking about a change of location. The idea is: we would avoid a congestion phase in the city. “
Türkgücü Munich was founded in 1975, but was dissolved in 2001 after bankruptcy. The immediately founded successor club descended into the district league in its first season. Massive investments have been made in the squad since 2017. The team had only been promoted to the regional league last year.