It is now confirmed: Viewers 'only' need two subscriptions to watch the Bundesliga. Today (Monday), the German Football League (DFL) have awarded the TV rights to the Bundesliga for the seasons from 2021/22 to 2024/25. The pay-TV broadcaster Sky has secured the rights to the live matches and multi-match broadcasts on Saturdays, matchdays in the week and the play-off games. The Friday and Sunday matches will be broadcast by the streaming platform DAZN. ProSieben/Sat.1 will broadcast nine games per season – free to air. The highlights of all games on each matchday will continue to be broadcast on the ARD Sportschau and the ZDF Sportstudio programmes. The income from the TV rights for the four seasons will be €4.4 billion, which is €1.1 billion per season. Up to now the media income per season was €1.16 billion.
The Werkself will wear their new home kit for the first time in the final Bundesliga fixture of the current season against FSV Mainz 05 on 27 June (15.30 CET). Fans can already order the Bayer 04 kit for next season via the online shop (shop.bayer04.de) ahead of the official presentation on Saturday – and with a reduction of 20% on the full price. The offer runs to Friday, 26 June at 23.59 CET. The discount will automatically be deducted in the basket. Come on in!
Thanks to yesterday's 3-1 derby win against FC Köln , The Bayer 04 Women have taken a big step forward in the battle to avoid relegation. With one game to play before the end of the FLYERALARM Women's Bundesliga season, the team led by head coach at Achim Feifel are in ninth place on 17 points. They are now three points ahead of the team from Cologne in the first relegation spot. The Black and Reds also have a plus 15 goal difference. That means Bayer 04 will only have to worry in the event of a heavy defeat in the last game of the season on Sunday, 28 June (kick-off: 14.00 CET) at the champions elect VfL Wolfsburg combined with a runaway win for FC Köln at home to SC Sand. "We’re not safe yet. We have to put up a fight at Wolfsburg and produce a good performance," said Feifel, aware of the significance of the remaining match.
The DFB Cup final between the Werkself and FC Bayern will see the first use of a new, fully colour LED floodlights system at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. That means the venue for the final on 4 July, played behind closed doors, will be lit up in the green of the DFB. The lighting designer Mikki Kuntu, who directed the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing in 2008, has installed membrane lighting in the roof of the arena. It is hoped the new floodlights will also achieve a 50% reduction in energy use.
It is exactly 30 years ago to the day that Frank Rijkaard spat at Rudi Völler. In the Round of 16 game at the 1990 World Cup in Milan, the Dutchman fouled the Germany forward. The referee showed Rijkaard a straight red card and that was followed by the as yet unforgotten spitting incident. But Völler does not bear any grudges. "It happened, that's it and it's done with," said the current sporting managing director of Bayer 04 who, to the dismay of many, was also sent off after the incident.
Monster Energy has been a partner in the Sponsors Club at Bayer 04 Leverkusen since the start of the 2023/24 season. Monster Energy has shown their products at Werkself home games on the LED advertising hoardings at the BayArena. Monster Energy activated the next stage of the partnership with the current Bundesliga league leaders for Bayer 04’s home game against Union Berlin in the middle of November. Monster Energy will continue to present themselves as a reliable and ambitious partner to Leverkusen fans through similar promotional events as at the game against Union Berlin.Show more
Bundesliga leaders Bayer 04 host Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 today, Sunday 3 December (17:30 CET), with a capacity crowd expected at the BayArena. Here’s all the latest information ahead of the clash with BVB.Show more
Bayer 04 welcomed 14 media representatives from Africa on Friday, 1 December. The trip for journalists from the likes of Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Togo was organised by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) with the goal of establishing and promoting Africa as a new target market for the Bundesliga.Show more
Bayer 04 has modernised its media working area in the stands at the BayArena and equipped it with new, multifunctional monitors. The 50 screens will be used for the first time for the fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga next Sunday, 3 December (kick-off: 17:30 CET) and offer the media representatives working at the BayArena on matchday numerous possibilities.Show more