The foundation stone for the Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG “ProfiCamp” has been laid

27.08.2019

From the left: Peter Feldmann (Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt/Main), Chief Sports Manager Fredi Bobic, Anton Schick (building contractor), Chief Financial Officer Oliver Frankenbach, member of the Eintracht Frankfurt Management Board Axel Hellmann, City Councilor Markus Frank, Axel Bienhaus (Managing Director of AS+P) and City Councilor Jan Schneider. Photo © Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG | Ulrich Schepp

No one was missing at the official ceremony on the building site: On Tuesday August 27 the developers, the Lord Mayor and departmental heads of the City of Frankfurt, representatives of the German Football Association (DFB),and FAAG and, it goes without saying, the architects from AS+P, gathered to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the new home of the professional players of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG – eagerly watched by numerous media representatives. Even the manager, captain, and goalkeeper of the football club attended.

“It is something very special for us, when something conceived and designed in theory becomes reality and takes shape. We are indeed very proud to be the architects of this newbuild, as it is so important for Eintracht Frankfurt, and we are delighted in this way to be playing a significant role in the growth of our local football club,” Axel Bienhaus, Managing Director of AS+P said at the official ceremony. According to tradition, the time capsule with the foundation charter and the construction plans was then sealed in the foundation stone.

The new complex currently under construction stands in many ways for rock-solid foundations for Eintracht Frankfurt Fussball AG, as it is the basis of a cutting-edge, viable infrastructure, which for the first time will bring together the administrative department and the sports facilities – the entire Eintracht family with over 200 employees – under one roof.

In mid- 2017 Eintracht Frankfurt Fussball AG commissioned AS+P to design the ProfitCamp: on a plot of land measuring 17,330 square meters to the southeast of the Commerzbank Arena it will comprise a five-story and a three-story edifice with a joint underground car park. The former, A Section, will house the administrative sie to the club and feature a conference and press area on the ground floor, and offices on the upper stories. B Section will be reserved for the sports facilities; it will boast sauna, cardiology, and fitness areas in the basement, changing, physiotherapy and sports medical treatment rooms as well as rooms for training sessions and match analyses on the ground floor, manager offices and meeting rooms on the first floor, and relaxation rooms for the professional players on the second floor.

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Here’s to the future: The time capsule is lowered. Photo © Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG | Ulrich Schepp

At midday the time had come: The club’s foundation charter and the construction plans were immersed. Photo © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH

The AS+P team (from the left): Architect and Managing Director Axel Bienhaus, architect Ralf Braun, landscape architect Matthias Dilger, architects Kentaro Matsuno and Norbert Koch, and landscape architect Jan Lorenz. Photos © Eintracht Frankfurt Fussball AG | Ulrich Schepp