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Austrian Football First League
Country Austria
Founded 1974
Number of teams 10
Promotion to Austrian Bundesliga
Relegation to Regional Leagues East, Central, West
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Austrian Cup
International cup(s) Europa League (via Austrian Cup)
Current champions LASK (2016–17)
Website Official website
Football current event 2016–17

The Austrian Football First League is the second highest professional division in Austrian football. It contains ten teams and is run in the same fashion as the Austrian Bundesliga. The champion of the league is promoted into the Bundesliga, the 9th has to play relegation against a team from one of the three regional leagues and the last placed team is directly relegated from the First League into the regional leagues. The league is currently known as the Sky Go Erste Liga for sponsorship reasons.

The destination of the bottom club of the First League depends upon which Land of the Federal Republic it is a member, joining one of the Regionalligen (or regional leagues) in the east, center or west of the country. The three regional league champions have to play a home and an away relegation game with the 9th of First League for two slots in the First League. Participation in the professional First League is conditional on their licensing by the fifth senate of the federal league. If the license is refused for economic reasons, one team fewer will be relegated.

Teams and stadia for the 2016–17 season

The ten teams competing in the 2016–17 First League season are:

Club Name City Stadium Capacity
Austria Lustenau Lustenau Reichshofstadion 8,800
Floridsdorfer AC Vienna FAC-Platz 3,000
SV Horn Horn Waldviertler Volksbank Arena 3,500
Kapfenberger SV Kapfenberg Franz-Fekete-Stadion 10,000
LASK Linz Waldstadion 7,870
Liefering Salzburg Untersberg-Arena 4,128
Blau-Weiß Linz Linz Linzer Stadion 21,005
WSG Wattens Wattens Gernot Langes Stadion 5,500
Wacker Innsbruck Innsbruck Tivoli-Neu 30,000
Wiener Neustadt Wiener Neustadt Stadion Wiener Neustadt 10,000

External links

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