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Liga, where it was successful against the Regionalliga Nordost champions and played at this level in 2014–15.In order to use Medscape, your browser must be set to accept cookies delivered by the Medscape site.
A third-place finish in this league in 2014 allowed the team to enter the promotion round to the 3.Initially, they were perennial relegation candidates, struggling hard each season to avoid being sent down.However, under unorthodox trainer Wolfgang Frank, Mainz became one of the first clubs in German soccer to adopt a flat four zone defence, as opposed to the then-popular man-to-man defense using a libero.The club returned to professional play with promotion to the 2.Bundesliga for a single season in 1988–89 with Bodo Hertlein as president, before finally returning for an extended run in 1990–91.Mainz failed in three attempts to make it to the top flight in 1996–97, 2001–02, and 2002–03, with close fourth-place finishes just out of the promotion zone.
The last failed attempt stung as they were denied promotion in the 93rd minute of the last match of the season.
The club currently plays its home matches at Opel Arena, a new stadium opened in 2011 with a capacity of 34,034.
The first event held at the new arena was the LIGA total!
Mainzer Fussballverein Hassia 05, which dropped "Hassia" from its name in August 1912.
Another merger after World War I, in 1919, with Sportverein 1908 Mainz, resulted in the formation of 1. Die Nullfünfer were a solid club that earned several regional league championships in the period between the wars and qualified for the opening round of the national championships in 1921, after winning the Kreisliga Hessen.