KSV Baunatal

This small club was founded in 1914, and has just under 500 members. The high point of it's existence has to be the mid 1970s, when they managed to play in the 2.Bundesliga for about 3 seasons.

OK, the above is not completely true. In reality, the Kultur und Sport Verein is quite large, with some 5,200 members participating in 42 divisions. It just happens to be that soccer is the only important one, that's where the "500" and "1914" comes from. :)

The roots actually go back to 1892, when a gymnastics club Gut Heil was founded. The soccer section came into life in 1914, and various other local organizations joined forces. By 1964, KSV Altenritte and KSV Altenbauna merged to form the new KSV Baunatal. In 1970, SV Baunatal was absorbed as well, to form the current club.

The highpoint of success was probably the late 1970s, when they managed to play in the 2.Liga for three years.

Full name Kultur- und Sport-Verein Baunatal 1892, e.V.
City Baunatal (Hessen). Pop: 28,000 (2002). SW of Kassel.
Address KSV Baunatal e.V., Altenbaunaer Straße 45, 34225 Baunatal
Phone: (0561) 493553 or 498727, Fax: (0561) 9491081
Closed Wednesdays, otherwise open 10-12 and 4-6 pm
e-mail: Verwaltung@KSV-Baunatal.de
Colors White jersey, black shorts
Stadium Parkstadion Capacity: 8,600 (2,500 seats)
This stadium was built in 1976, although really just finished in 1979 - just in time for relegation from the 2.Liga.
Supporters Averaged 768 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Beer Hütt Luxus Pils from the local Hütt brewery.
Pub Grub
The Net The official website is at www.ksv-baunatal.de They've been online since May 1998.

Recent History:

1970-71	(III)	Oberliga Hessen		16th
1971-72	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen Nord	1st
1972-73	(III)	Oberliga Hessen		12th
1973-74	(III)	Oberliga Hessen		3rd
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	4th		
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	1st		
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Sud	15th
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Sud	16th
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga Sud	19th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	2nd		
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	10th	
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	4th	
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	6th	
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	6th	
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	7th	
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	3rd	
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	7th	
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	7th	
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	12th	
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	9th	
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	16th	
1991-92	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen/Nord	3rd
1992-93	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen/Nord	2nd
1991-92	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen/Nord	1st
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		15th
1995-96	(V)	Landesliga Hessen/Nord	2nd
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		12th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		2nd
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		14th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		6th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		11th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		4th
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		14th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		13th
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany