"TSG extends social commitment"

TSG Hoffenheim welcomed 420 guests on Tuesday evening for a New Year reception at the PreZero Arena. Majority shareholder Dietmar Hopp attended for the first time at the third running of the event. In his speech, he stressed that the club had been standing on its own feet economically for several years. His own phase of financial backing had lasted longer than envisaged but TSG now lies on financially sound and completely independent ground.

On the sporting front, the club has made enormous strides since 2016. “We just haven’t enjoyed any luck up till now in European games,” Hopp said. After finishing fourth in the Bundesliga in 2017 and third the following season, he hoped that coach Julian Nagelsmann could lead the team to Champions League qualification once again. “That would be a dream. It would be nice if we could all dream this together,” said Hopp, while also thanking Nagelsmann. He also hopes to soon announce Nagelsmann’s successor, who will join RB Leipzig in the summer.

Hopp also highlighted the social commitment to the club’s "TSG is movement" strategy. It is set to be expanded further, for example in southern parts of Africa in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and also in the immediate vicinity of the club, at schools in the region and working together with the Klima Arena being built nearby. The 78-year-old also thanked the club’s sponsors for their support, having played a decisive role in TSG becoming a recognised member of the Bundesliga over the past 11 years.

Our stadium in Sinsheim was opened ten years ago, in January 2009, and the club’s bosses revealed that the stadium had been renamed PreZero since mid-January. “The PreZero Arena is a Champions League stadium. We are completely at home in it,” said Dr. Peter Görlich.

“Securing PreZero as a partner is a perfect strategic fit for us,” added Frank Briel. The issue of environment protection will gain further impetus as a result. The partnership is of great importance to the club because the company orientates itself on socially important values and ecological advancement and is therefore an ideal fit for the “TSG is movement” philosophy.

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