Fußball-Liga is the economically most successful professional league in all German sports.
After that, almost nothing emerged from the East German sports schools and laboratories.
It is the oldest public vote in the German sports .
But Hitler did not want such a stadium to serve merely as a centre for German athletic sport.
He returned to his career as a historian of German sport and the Olympic games.
Several prominent figures in German sports criticized today's decision.
After 1945 he turned to car racing and he was awarded the title of best German sports car driver in 1947.
Von Mengden became a highly respected personality in German sports as an old man.
"East German sports have been connected to a kind of mythical idea of what conditions we have," he said.
"We cannot say that East German sports was all bad," Neumann said.