Since yesterday, November 15, the TSV 1860 Munich has a new president, Peter Cassalette. The Munich born 62-year old has been elected yesterday at the Zenith venue by 66 per cent of the 462 voters at the assembly. He will now act as president of the financially troubled club, currently playing in the second tier of German football, until next summer, when regular elections will be held, he is now serving the rest of the term of former president Gerhard Mayrhofer.
In his 17 minutes long inaugural speech he pointed out some of goals, of which the most interesting was to clear whether it would be possible for the club to play its home matches at the Grunwalder Stadium. He said: “My heart of the Lions, and mine, beats for the Grunwalder Stadium. Do we have the chance to play there, at least temporary while we are a second tier team? Is there a chance to have 20.000 spectators there? Can we count on the support from the Mayor?” He said that he’ll be able to answer these questions soon. He also intends to raise the question of an own stadium, because: “One thing is clear: the Allianz Arena is not our home. And regardless whether we are playing First or Second Bundesliga – it’s too expensive.”
We hope that the Lions will play one of the upper two Bundesliga’s next year; right now the team sits at 17 of the 18-team-strong 2. Bundesliga, with only 10 points out of 14 matches.