#B04BVB: Changes for attending game

In the first home game of the season against Borussia Mönchengladbach it was good to finally have fans back at the BayArena to provide such an imposing match atmosphere from the stands. Bayer 04 have undertaken changes for the home game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, 11 September (kick-off: 15.30 CEST) after our own considerations, the feedback from visitors to the stadium and also the current coronavirus protection regulations.

There is no final decision on how many spectators will be permitted on matchday. It is certain that all season card holders will have their seats at the BayArena. They were informed last week via email. All information on a possible start date for matchday ticket sales – initially of course for our Club members – will follow shortly.

There are a few changes for visitors to the stadium to note..

no chessboard policy

All season card holders who opted for the 'draw bowl' model will be in their season card seat for the game against Borussia Dortmund. This week we are sending season card seats as matchday tickets automatically via email. Season card holders do not have to worry about anything else as their seats are secure. The chessboard seating policy for the last home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach will no longer be used.

2G rule

The following continues to be in force: If you are fully vaccinated or completely recovered then nothing stands in the way of access to the stadium. Children and teenagers aged between six and 19 can enter the BayArena with their personalised, negative coronavirus test (flow test not more than 24 hours old or a PCR test not more than 48 hours old). Children up to the age of five do not need proof of vaccination or tests to be admitted. If full vaccination or proof of recovery is unavailable then the tickets can obviously be transferred to friends, family or acquaintances. However, that only applies to fully vaccinated or recovered persons.

Digital 2G check at entrance

We want to make it easier for fans to enter the BayArena – with immediate effect, the digital 2G passport can be checked directly at the turnstiles. Wristbands are no longer required. Important note: Please make sure you use the coronavirus alert app or the Covid pass app.

If there is no digital passport then a wristband can be collected on production of proof of vaccination or recovery a day before the match (Friday, 10 September) between 10.00 and 18.00 either from the Bayer 04 shop in Leverkusen-Wiesdorf or from the shop at the BayArena (access via WEST entrance, flyover car park). This wristband allows stadium visitors on matchdays to come turnstiles at the entrance.

wristbands as analogue proof

Of course, an analogue passport can be produced on matchday. From two hours before kick-off, our volunteers will be at the shuttle bus car park to carry out the checks and issue wristbands. At the stadium there will be the opportunity to show the analogue passport at the service points East, West and Visitors.

travel to and from the game

We also have good news in terms of travel to and from the game: In addition to the shuttle bus service from the Kurtekotten car park, there are also local buses plus the Löwenlinie (Lions line) from Opladen.

Ticket valid for transport again

In addition, the match ticket entitles free use of the ÖPNV – on matchdays from four hours before kick-off to the BayArena and up to three in the morning of the following day for the journey home. The offer applies to travel on the VRS and VRR networks.


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