15.06.2022Bayer 04

Summer timetable: DFB Cup first round and season launch on 30/31 July

The dates are set: The Werkself play SV Elversberg in the first round of the DFB Cup on the penultimate day in July. The new season launch event with the fans will take place at the BayArena a day later. The venue for the first pre-season friendly has also been confirmed.

The dates are set: The Werkself are away to SV 07 Elversberg in the first round of the DFB Cup on the penultimate day in July. The new season launch event with the fans will take place at the BayArena a day later. In addition, the venue for the first pre-season friendly has also been confirmed.

A weekend that all Bayer 04 supporters should circle in red in their diaries: First, the Werkself play SV 07 Elversberg (kick-off: 15.30 CEST) in the first round of the DFB Cup on Saturday 30 July. Tickets for the match are expected to go on sale on Tuesday 5 July.

A day later on Sunday 31 July, the Werkself invite all fans to the official season launch at the BayArena. The area between the Ulrich Haberland Stadium and the motorway is open from 10.30 CEST and entry is free of charge. A Black and Red programme of events to mark new season awaits young and old alike for the following six hours.

Team presentation and autograph session

The highlight of the day is planned for lunchtime: The team under head coach Gerardo Seoane will be presented to the fans. That will be followed by an autograph session with Lukas Hradecky & Co. taking time out for the supporters. A varied programme of events is planned with lots of opportunities for the whole family to join in.

shirt printing and season card seats

There is also an opportunity to secure the new Werkself shirt and have it printed as required. Anyone not looking for new kit but who wants to avoid missing any of the home games in the 2022/23 season has the chance to try out a potential season card seat at the BayArena. All current season cardholders can use the Bayer 04 Service Centre to change their seats if required.

MSV Duisburg friendly in Velbert 

The date for the first friendly against MSV Duisburg has long been known but now the venue for the Werkself game against the Zebras on Saturday 9 July has been confirmed. Seoane and his players head 50 kilometres north to Velbert. This will provide an opportunity to gain the first insights ahead of the coming season against the third division side. The kick-off at the IMS Arena will be at 15.30 CEST. Further information on ticket sales will be announced shortly.

Calendar of events:

  • 25/26 June: Performance diagnostics at the BayArena (closed session)
  • 27 June: First full training session at the BayArena pitches
  • 9 July: Friendly: Bayer 04 vs MSV Duisburg, kick-off: 15.30 CEST, venue: IMS Arena in Velbert
  • 14-22 July: Training camp in Zell am See/Kaprun with two friendlies (dates to be announced)
  • 30 July: First round proper in the DFB Cup 2022/23 at SV 07 Elversberg, kick-off: 15.30 CEST
  • 31 July: Official season launch at the BayArena from 10:30 CEST
  • 5-7 August: Matchday 1 in the Bundesliga season 2022/23
  • 25 August: Draw for the group stage in the UEFA Champions League 2022/23
  • 6/7 September: Matchday 1 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League

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