The first dates for the 2021/22 preseason have been set. Five friendly matches have been scheduled so far, two of them during training camp. Here are all of the most important dates in the club's preseason preparations.

After a first warm-up game away to FC Gießen, BVB will once again take part in the Traditions Cup in Duisburg. The organisers' rules dictate that only clubs that were in the top division over 50 years ago may take part in the preseason tournament. Borussia will be joined at the sixth edition of the tournament by newly-promoted Bundesliga club VfL Bochum and MSV Duisburg, who finished as runners-up in the inaugural Bundesliga season in 1963/64. During their week in the Swiss Alps, the Black & Yellows will face top tier sides from both Spain and Italy: Athletic Bilbao finished tenth in last season's La Liga, while Bologna came in 12th in Serie A. This year's Supercup between DFB-Pokal winners Borussia Dortmund and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will take place after the kick-off to the Bundesliga season.

All dates at a glance

23.07.21 to 31.07.21 Training camp Bad Ragaz
Friendly matches      
13.07.21 18:30 CET FC Gießen - BVB Gießen
17.07.21 15:00 CET MSV Duisburg - BVB Duisburg
  16:00 CET BVB - VfL Bochum Duisburg
24.07.21   BVB - Athletic Bilbao St. Gallen
30.07.21   BVB - FC Bologna Altach
Competitive matches      
06.08.21 to 09.08.21 DFB-Pokal - First Round  
13.08.21 to 15.08.21 Bundesliga - Matchday 1  
17.08.21 20:30 CET Supercup: BVB - Bayern Munich Dortmund