Leipzig's sports clubs and associations
In Leipzig there are approx. 400 sports clubs with a total of over 90,000 members, including approx. 25,000 children and young people and approx. 20,000 senior citizens over the age of 60. The umbrella organisations of Leipzig's sports clubs and associations are Stadtsportbund Leipzig e.V. and its youth branch Sportjugend Leipzig.
The sports clubs and associations receive support funding from the city's Office for Sport in accordance with sports funding guidelines.
Sports facilities database
Stadtsportbund Leipzig (SSB-L) operates a database with an integrated search function which provides information on sports facilities and enables anyone who is interested to find out what sports activities, courses and exercise facilities are available in their area.
Leipzig is also home to Saxony's two sports federations with the largest number of members, SC DHfK Leipzig e.V. with approx. 6,000 and BSV AOK Leipzig e.V. with approx. 5,000 members. Of the total number of children and young people in the city area, almost 40% aged between 7 and 18 are organised in sports clubs.
The Landessportbund Sachsen e. V. (Saxony Federation of Sport) and many Saxon sports associations have their headquarters here in Leipzig.
Promotion of sports clubs and organisers of sporting events by the City of Leipzig
The City of Leipzig supports Leipzig's sports clubs in a number of ways. As a rule the body to contact is the Office for Sport, which is based in the east wing of the Red Bull Arena (Am Sportforum 3, 04105 Leipzig).
The funding of sport is regulated by the Sports promotion guidelines of the City of Leipzig (council resolution RBV-553/10). The allocation of permits to use communal sports facilities is regulated by the directive on charges/use of public facilities (RBV-1078/11). In May 2015 a new version of this directive was approved by the council and will come into effect on 01.01.2016.
All applications relating to sports facilities are available under: City of Leipzig: list of forms.
Leipzig's medium-term planning for sport and sports facilities is described in the city's Sports programme 2015 (RBIV-1682/09). In 2012 the interim results were published in a brochure as a half-time report (printed article V/2404). A new sports programme for the period from 2016 to 2024 is currently being drawn up.
As part of a special programme initiated by the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Free State of Saxony, in 2016 the city will also be funding investment aimed at improving barrier-free access and use of sports facilities. Funding can be to the hundred percent level.