Thomas Weikert, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), has welcomed the government's recent measures to deal with the energy crisis.

"Our efforts over the past few months have paid off, sports clubs in Germany are finally being explicitly mentioned," said Weikert.

On Thursday, the traffic light coalition published the paper "Economic defense against the consequences of the Russian war of aggression".

Sports clubs are also listed as beneficiaries.

"It is crucial that the measures are implemented quickly, because they are of vital importance for many sports clubs," said Weikert.

"At the same time, we renew our call to our members to save energy in the coming months so that sport can play its part in overcoming the crisis."

Meanwhile, 1. FC Nürnberg is severely restricting stadium operations as a result of the energy crisis.

According to a statement from the Nuremberg city council, the floodlights at the second division football club should be limited to a maximum of 9 p.m.

Evening games are therefore almost impossible.

The lawn heating is also no longer to be put into operation for the time being.

According to the city council, the corresponding resolutions have been agreed with the German Football League (DFL).