There is another top-tier Bundesliga team around the Frankfurt area: FSV Mainz, but the team is located in Mainz, basically across the river from Frankfurt. The best way to go to their home stadium is to take a car. But is there anything in the city of Mainz? Not really. Like Frankfurt, Mainz got heavily bombed as well during World War II so all of the historical and important parts of the city are gone to history forever.
So what’s to do in Mainz? As always (and in doubt), go to the local football game!
And yes, they are currently in the first league of Bundesliga, but they have brushed with relegation before as they’ve gotten into that un-enviable position of 16th place at the end of the season, meaning that they go into relegation playoffs by playing the 3rd placed team in 2nd Bundesliga. They play 2 games and the one that scores the most goals win (if there is a tie, then the team that scores the most away goals will win). However, they could go into the ultimate tie and do penalty shootouts after overtime, but of course, the pressure is always on.
It seems like FSV Mainz is always under pressure to not get relegated after getting promoted ever since they got promoted to first league. Even in the game that I went to, they played against Schalke, a historically stronger team in Bundesliga and lost 0-1. So they might go the route of their local rivals, FC Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt although Frankfurt managed to fight and claw its way back into first league after getting relegated a few times.Follow me on Instagram: