Seefeld and soccer: A really good combination
The Olympiaregion Seefeld is known worldwide for its excellent training conditions for Nordic sports. But the region can do much more than that: even in summer, athletes find the best conditions here. Like the footballers, for example. Where the world champions skied on the cross-country ski trails in winter, the world’s best football players now train on the grass. They have many good reasons for a summer training camp in Seefeld. Both the German and the Austrian Football Association are also aware of this: The Austrian Football Association has chosen Seefeld for its basecamp in the summer of 2021.
Play at the highest level – that is more than just a saying for us. After all, the plateau is located at 1,200 m and thus has the ideal altitude for a training. The football fields in Seefeld, Scharnitz and Leutasch are embedded in the impressive mountain world of the Karwendel and the Wetterstein mountains. The athletes find their focus in the tranquillity of nature and can concentrate on the upcoming seasons.
The numerous wellness facilities in the region ensure optimal regeneration after training. It is not without reason that the region has the highest density of wellness facilities in the Alpine region.
The Olympiaregion is also easy and quick to reach. Wether by car, train or bus, the region is easily accessible from all directions.
Build for the future
Seefeld has already hosted the Nordic disciplines of the Olympic Games three times – in 1964, 1976 and 2012 (Youth Games). Another major Nordic event and highlight took place in 2019: The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019. The infrastructure in Seefeld was expanded in the course of the WSC. However, they were not only build for winter, but for the future. Thus, the summer facilities also benefit from the investments. The WSC Arena is thus used sustainably and the region is the top location for top-level sports at all times of the year. The football pitches in Seefeld are in a top condition and allow games and training sessions on perfectly maintained natural grass on the two football pitches and the additional small pitch.
The football pitch in Scharnitz was newly build during the construction of the new bypass and now offers a larger pitch and a new clubhouse.
Seefeld offers 2 football pitches and an additional small pitch. They all lie in the impressive nature of the region. Piece, quiet and relaxation included.
Training camp: Professional teams on the plateau
Many well-known football teams have known for years that Seefeld is the perfect region for a training camp. For example, the RB Leipzig, whose team once again came to Seefeld to train for the coming season this year. Dynamo Kiev, Manchester City, the Austrian National Team and many other professional teams also prepared their teams in Seefeld. Amateur teams also like to come to the region for a training camp.
Euro 2021: ÖFB basecamp in Seefeld and Mösern
The Austrian Football Association has chosen the region as its base camp: from 8 June 2021, the ÖFB will pitch its tents in Seefeld and Mösern. The footballers of the ÖFB team will stay at the Hotel Nidum and complete their training sessions on the natural grass pitches in Seefeld.
ÖFB team coach Franco Fonda is already looking forward to the intensive training period in Seefeld: “We have found a very good mix of locations and hotels to train and focus optimally. For me, short distances both to the training grounds and to the airport were particularly important criteria. In addition, the players should have the opportunity to clear their heads. We decided on an all-Austrian solution, because on the one hand we want to be close to our fans, and on the other hand we want to use the excellent conditions at home to fully recharge our batteries in this important phase.”
From above: Football in Seefeld
The WM arena and Seefeld from above
Fotos: Florian Steiner