Good evening,

the Löwen fans are still in a party mood.

The rise of the Frankfurt ice hockey team will also be celebrated on the Römer on Wednesday.

There Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) will even open the door to the balcony from which the team can see the Römerberg and let the fans celebrate.

A welcome change for Feldmann, as he is under a lot of pressure because of the AWO affair.

In addition, Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel just can't shake off its dirty image.

With the help of a three-pillar model, the police and judiciary can take quicker and tougher action.

Marie Lisa Kehler

Deputy head of the regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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More procedures for drug trafficking:

The first walk through the station district as a New Frankfurter remains unforgettable - because it was shocking.

On the few meters to the hotel, drugs were openly offered for sale or consumed several times.

That was in 2017. A lot has happened in the meantime – at least according to representatives of the district court, the police and the public prosecutor’s office.

Certainly, the Bahnhofsviertel is still not the scene district that many would like to see in every corner - and yes, Corona has also exacerbated the situation at times.

But a lot has happened since 2017.

The only question that remains is: is all this enough?

At least the so-called "three-pillar model", introduced in 2020, is celebrated as a success by the district court, police and public prosecutor's office.

The aim is to prosecute drug dealers on the streets of the station district for commercial activities and in this way curb crime.

According to police chief Gerhard Bereswill, the drug dealers are "impressed" by the determination with which they are proceeding.

Anyone who has been caught several times with a few bags of hashish can now, under certain conditions, be convicted of illegal commercial dealing in narcotics.

How exactly the three-pillar model is structured and why some perpetrators still manage to get back on the streets quickly and pick up where they left off,

Celebration with the fans:

are they more of a team lion or more of a team eagle?

No matter how you answer now: You are Team Frankfurt!

Because not only Eintracht is preparing unforgettable moments for the fans.

The same applies to the ice hockey lions.

Supporters of both clubs know that it wasn't always like that.

It is therefore important to savor the moments of success.

Ice hockey fans will have the opportunity to do so tomorrow, Wednesday.

Then the players want to celebrate the second division championship with their fans again.

The team is expected at 4 p.m. in the Römer – including a celebration from the balcony.

Marius Erk will also be there - as the only real "Frankfurter Bubb" in the squad of the lions.

For fans and players, the championship and thus promotion to the first division means the end of a long period of waiting and suffering.

The club has an eventful history that David Lindenfeld looks back on.

Insolvency proceedings, new beginnings, fan love that also carries through difficult times, Corona, missed championships, players who became too good for a club in the second division, the separation from Russian sponsors.

Eventful history – uncertain future:

It will probably only be decided in the summer whether the lions meet all the economic conditions in order to even receive the license for the DEL.

Donors are sorely needed, as Lindenfeld writes: “Because one or the other of the many phrases that are always circulating in sport always applies.

As beautiful and as important as it is - you can't buy anything from tradition alone in the present."