In exactly two weeks, the Bundesliga will start its 59th season. From Monday (2 August), season ticket holders can apply for tickets for our first home match on Saturday, 14 August (kick-off: 6.30 pm), against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Preparations have been underway for weeks to reopen the stadium gates to fans and at the same time comply with all health protection specifications. As things stand today - with an incidence of less than 35 - 25,000 fans will be allowed to attend our first home match of the 2021/22 season. The prerequisite for coming to the stadium is the "GGG" formula: vaccinated, recovered or tested.

If the incidence rises above 35, 22,033 fans will be allowed into SIGNAL IDUNA PARK - but only a maximum of 1,000 of them who have tested negative for COVID-19, while 21,000 must be immunised, that is either vaccinated or recovered. The quota of 1,000 tested persons is partly reserved for children who cannot be vaccinated.

This concept is based on the current Corona Protection Ordinance for NRW, which is valid until 5 August.

From Monday: Ticket enquiry tool for season ticket holders

The subscriptions of our 55,000 season ticket holders have been lying "dormant" for a year due to the Corona pandemic and will only be activated when the stadium can be run at full capacity again. Until then, season ticket holders have a preferential right to purchase matchday tickets.

For this purpose - as already utilised for our home games against Mönchengladbach and Freiburg at the beginning of the last season - a ticket request tool will be set up where the matchday tickets will be drawn by lot. For the first home match of the 2021/22 season on 14 August against Eintracht Frankfurt, the ticket enquiry tool will be activated from next week on Monday (2 August) until Thursday (5 August, 3 pm).

Season ticket holders can apply for up to two tickets per match day, regardless of the actual number of season tickets issued to them personally. The available tickets will be drawn by lot. The winners will receive a reservation email, which must be confirmed via the online shop. The tickets will also be personalised during this step. Due to the short notice, only digital tickets will be issued, as in the previous season, with the name of the ticket user written on them. It is not possible to pass these tickets on! Those who are prevented from attending at short notice can use the BVB ticket market and post their tickets there for resale.

Notification of the ticket reservation will be sent to the winners by e-mail in the week before the match. Season ticket holders who were unsuccessful in their request will also be informed by e-mail in the week before the match.

The seats that can be occupied will be formed in a checkerboard pattern in packs of four. Four single buyers, but also two single buyers and a couple or two couples can sit here. The Corona Protection Ordinance currently allows people from different households to sit together.

"Lap tickets", which provide for free admission of children under seven years of age, can unfortunately not be issued, as the children do not have a fixed assigned seat.