Open mouth, surprised look. Many HSV experts had high expectations for the trip to California. What they enjoy there is even greater. Highlights every hour. “It’s a lot of fun,” enthuses captain Sebastian Schönlau. “The weather is incredible. It’s a completely different world to us.”
A completely different dimension is, for example, Sophie Stadium in Los Angeles. Here is the beautiful, but 22-year-old Volksparkstadion in urgent need of renovation, perhaps the world’s most famous sports temple, with the opening of the Olympic Games in 2028. Home to both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers football teams. It is very modern and with a construction cost of $2.5 billion, it is the most expensive stadium in the world. The capacity of 70,000 spectators can be increased to 100,000.
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“The stadium is amazing. Unbelievably impressive”, Jonas Meffert wasn’t the only one to marvel at the lead, which clearly impressed the entire team. Of course, the pros also insisted on showing off their kicker skills with football on the field. “I could do this all day,” laughed Meffert.
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Not long after, the pros in Venice Beach showed that basketball could be done, too. Later, we had dinner together on the famous Malibu beach.
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“It’s a big thing for us that we can taste a little bit of everything. It’s really good for us as a team, we can continue to grow together, have a lot of fun and have a lot of experiences,” Shanlau said. “When you have experiences like this together, it brings you closer. That’s it. That’s great.”
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