TVB 1898 Stuttgart
Full nameTVB Stuttgart Handball GmbH & Co. KG
Founded1898; 123 years ago (1898)
ArenaScharrena Stuttgart
Porsche-Arena
Capacity2,050
6,211
Head coachThomas König
LeagueHandball-Bundesliga
2019–2012th
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Turnverein Bittenfeld 1898 e. V. or TV Bittenfeld is a handball club from Waiblingen, town of Bittenfeld, Germany. This club played in 2nd division of German Handball League, Handball-Bundesliga since season 2006/07 until 2014/15. After successful 3rd place in overall ranking of season 2014/15, the team rose to the 1st division of German League and changed name to TVB 1898 Stuttgart.[1] The team's home games take place in Scharrena Stuttgart. Due to restricted capacity of home arena, some of the games are held in Porsche-Arena in the nearby area.

History

The team has played five seasons in the 2nd South Ligue between 2006 and 2011. At the end of the season 2010/2011 TV Bittenfeld finished as fourth. This allowed the team to play in the newly founded 2nd Handball National League (German: Bundesliga). Coach of the team was Jürgen Schweikardt, who was supported by his assistant coach Heiko Burmeister. The biggest success so far the club got in the season 2014/15, when TV Bittenfeld took the 3rd ranking position in the final standings, which entitled the transfer to the first (or main) German League. To performe in season 2015/16 team TV Bittenfeld has modified the name to TVB 1898 Stuttgart.[2]

The second team of TV Bittenfeld played until the season 2010/2011 in so-called Land League. The team won the first place there and now plays in the Württemberg League. The team is trained by Michael Rill and Peter Seiz.

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2020–21 season

Transfers

Transfers for the 2020–21 season

Staff

Nat. Name Position Date of birth
 Germany Jürgen Schweikardt Head coach 23 April 1980
 Germany Karsten Schäfer Assistant coach 23 October 1976
 Germany Günter Schweikardt Staff 30 October 1948
 Germany Klaus Schebek Staff 21 September 1954
 Germany Tobias Unfried Physiotherapist 28 August 1973
 Germany Frank Jakschitz Physiotherapist 9 November 1984
 Germany Dr. Andreas Schlüter Team doctor 9 March 1961

Statistics

Ranking since 2006

Season League Place Goals Points Note
2006/07 2nd Bundesliga (South) 16. 1019:1123 23:45
2007/08 2nd Bundesliga (South) 10. 0971:1015 32:36
2008/09 2nd Bundesliga (South) 8. 0989:0985 36:32
2009/10 2nd Bundesliga (South) 3. 1038:0938 46:22
2010/11 2nd Bundesliga (South) 4. 1044:0985 46:22 Qualification to the 2nd League
2011/12 2nd Bundesliga 14. 1085:1112 34:42
2012/13 2nd Bundesliga 7. 1018:1014 38:34
2013/14 2nd Bundesliga 4. 1011:915 47:25
2014/15 2nd Bundesliga 3. 1074:950 55:21 Transfer to the 1st League
2015/16 Bundesliga 15. 783:926 14:50
2016/17 Bundesliga 14. 865:944 23:41
2017/18 Bundesliga 14. 852:959 20:48
2018/19 Bundesliga 15. 911:998 23:45
2019–20 Bundesliga 12. 709:759 21:28

Number of spectators since 2006

Season Count
2006/07 1 409
2007/08 1 851
2008/09 1 795
2009/10 2 229
2010/11 2 210
2011/12 1 866
2012/13 2 035
2013/14 1 990
2014/15 2 250
2015/16 3 792
2016/17 3 870
2017/18 3 716
2018/19 3 681
2019/20 4 150

References