16.12.2022Bayer 04

'Festival of friends': Programme for friendly against FC Zürich

The Werkself entertain FC Zürich in the final match of 2022. The friendly against the Swiss champions is on Saturday 17 December at 13.00 CET at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium. There are a few tickets remaining which also ensure access to the Christmas event for Bayer 04 fans...

The stadium opens two hours before kick-off at 11.00 CET. At the same time, the Christmas market on the piazza in the West Stand at the BayArena will be open to anyone with a ticket for the friendly against FC Zürich. Tickets for the match at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium include a free non-alcoholic drink. Further information on ticket sales can be found HERE.

Running order:

11.15 CET - Opening matches

12.15 CET - Warm-up routine for pro teams

12.30 CET - Premium Lounge opens with games for children and families

12.45 CET - Management message to fans

13.00 CET - Friendly against FC Zürich kicks off

13.45 CET - Tribute to 26 fan clubs during half-time

14.45 CET - Full-time in friendly against FC Zürich

POST-match activities: Stadium tours and Press conferences

Bayer 04 fans can enjoy a varied programme after the friendly against FC Zürich as well. There are free stadium tours for ticket holders from 16.00 CET starting at the VIP entrance in the West Stand at the BayArena. The tour includes being pitch side on the way to the Mixed Zone and the dressing room area at the BayArena. One special highlight: Bayer 04 fans can also board the Werkself team bus during the tours.

Also at 16.00 CET, there is a 90-minute autograph session in conference rooms two and three in the West Stand at the BayArena. Beginning at the same time is an exclusive press conference for members of the Bayer 04 Club with head coach Xabi Alonso and Werkself stalwart Karim Bellarabi in the press conference room at the BayArena. At 16.45 CET there will be a 90-minute exclusive press conference for members of the Löwenclub and Teens Club also in the press conference room.

The action packed day is rounded off by carol singing on the piazza at the West Stand at the BayArena from 17.45 CET. The event ends at 18.30 CET.

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