Together under the Cross: District matchdays from the 2023/24 season

Bayer 04 is Leverkusen! The Werkself are organising district matchdays for this and next season. At selected Bundesliga home games, a different district of Leverkusen can look forward to special events from and with the Werkself. This includes discounted tickets. Every district will have their own district matchday.

visits and more: what to expect

Ahead of the individual district matchday there will be numerous events that begin weeks before the match. For example, Bayer 04 will visit kindergartens and schools, call in on roundtable discussions in pubs, organise a morning get together on match days, fan festivals, penalty tournaments, and stage competitions and events as well as many other activities. There will also be a discounted ticket offer for all residents of the particular district. There will be a very special stadium experience on the matchday: a dedicated block for all the residents of the district.

There will also be a monthly event under the title of "Who has the nicest Bayer 04 living room." On each district matchday, residents of the particular district can send in a photo of their room decked out in a Bayer 04 look via email to Fans can vote for the best one on the Bayer 04 app. The winners can look forward to receiving an exclusive prize.

first off: Bayer 04 is Opladen

The first district matchday is at the end of October. The Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg (Sunday 29 October, 17.30 CEST) will be staged under the motto Bayer 04 is Opladen. This month, all residents of Opladen can look forward to a visit from Bayer 04 record appearance maker Rüdiger Vollborn at the Zwieback pub. The former Werkself keeper will spend an evening with you in a relaxed roundtable discussion on Thursday 12 October from 18.00 CEST. Booking is requested but not compulsory. Information on the event as well as registration can be found HERE.

Another highlight of the first district matchday is a visit by a men's team player and a women's team player as part of the ‘Bayer 04 Lernkurve’ (Learning curve) project at the GGS Opladen primary school on 17 October. A full view of the programme with all activities this month can be seen HERE.



Anyone looking for tickets for the home game against Freiburg: HERE is the link to the online shop. Guidance on discounted tickets can be found HERE.

Bayer 04 in your district too

You don’t live in Opladen? No problem as we will visit all Leverkusen districts this season and next. There will be six during this campaign and the other districts will follow in the 2024/25 season – be ready for it!


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