Before and right after the first Bundesliga game of the year 2017 on the 21.January in Bremen there will be two friendly matches: BVB plays away to SC Paderborn on Tuesday, 17.January. BVB will then play away to Rot-Weiß Erfurt on Sunday, 22.January.

The kick-off time for the friendly match in Paderborn on Tuesday, 17.January will be at 18:30hrs. The kick-off time on the 22.January will be at 14:30hrs for the official opening ceremony of the new multi-functional arena in Erfurt. (br)