Vienna Vikings vs Tirol Raiders in 2011 Austrian Bowl
No time is left to the Tirol Raiders to rest on its laurels. As early as this Thursday is rising in Vienna’s Ernst Happel stadium in the Austrian Bowl XXVII. Opponents are at Corpus Christi for the newly anointed € Bowl champion, the Vienna Vikings, who with a victory would crown the first time the sole record holder. The Raiders will turn to secure the first double of the club’s history. So no matter who end up as winners of place goes, this Austrian Bowl will be historic in every case, especially since it’s next to the Austrian title but also to take the lead in Europe, but after the current football-Europe currently rank No. 1 and its Runner-up each other.
Just in the Tyrol was in the midst of the festivities after the third € Bowl win in club history. Thanks to a superior 27:12’s success over defending champion Berlin brought the Innsbruck the coveted trophy back € Bowl after only a year’s absence to Austria. Yet there was little time for celebration. Smoked in the very next day the Raiders back-office heads, given only five days leave, to prepare for the next task. With a win could head coach Shuan Fatah and his Raiders in Tirol sports history. A “double” – winning in Euro Bowl Austrian Bowl that year – that is until now only the Vienna Vikings in 2005 and 2007 have succeeded. The legendary team of 2005 Vienna remained unbeaten in all games at that time. The Raiders had been in 2011 but suffered a defeat of the season, but is the first double for the top team of the AFL-ground passageway within reach.
Obviously have something against the Vienna Vikings, who with a victory in the Austrian Bowl champion eleven times – could crown – and with it the first time as sole and Austrian record champions. Currently, both the Vienna and Graz Giants in the ten titles. The Raiders have been able to keep their part of the Austrian Bowl twice in his hands. The previous season duels ran extremely balanced. At week 4 there was 28:24 with a narrow home win of the Vikings. Shortly afterwards, at home in Innsbruck, the Tyrolean retaliated with an even briefer 13:10 Success in the semifinals of the EFL. A highly dramatic Austrian Bowl XXVII on Thursday seems to be prefigured in Vienna’s Prater.
The game is also an important test for the final matches of the forthcoming Football World Cup (8 to 16 July in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna), which are also known to be held at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion. An appropriately colorful program hence tops off the event. By 12 clock before the Pregame Party begins the stadium with ball wall, bungee running, fan stores, catering and private Pregame DJ. Clock from 15 the gates open to the stadium. Through the game, the two iconic announcer Michi “The Voice” Holub and Dieter Monz. For the acoustic program at the stadium provides DJ “Frozen Fritz”. A very special highlight for fans in the half time break, when Austria will start Cheerleader another attempt. More than 500 cheerleaders will conjure up a joint performance on the green lawn. After the game there as a culmination of the official after-game party on the grounds of the harness racing track Krieau. As part of the Austrian Bowl also the six league’s MVP of the Austrian Football League will be honored. The local National Anthem will be presented this time by the young Austrian singer Elnaz. For all on Thursday may not be on site, transfers ORF Sport Plus from 16.45 clock the game live on television.