Cup final: tickets, parties, screens – what fans need to know

Berlin Olympic Stadium
Tickets, parties, screens: What fans need to know about the cup final

In 1935, a Germany-wide cup competition was held for the first time, then called the Tschammerpokal. The DFB Cup has been played since 1952

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On Saturday, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen will meet in the cup final at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. For fans who were unable to get tickets, there are numerous options for watching the game – here’s an overview.

For 1. FC Kaiserslautern it is the biggest game in decades, for Bayer Leverkusen it is the chance to win the second most important German title in club football after the championship. You have to look at the final in Knowing Berlin beyond the sporting aspects:


Both clubs have received 23,700 tickets for their fans, which are already sold out. FCK fans will support their team from the east curve of the Olympic Stadium, Leverkusen fans from the opposite side around the Marathon Gate. In addition, fans have also stocked up on tickets from the German Football Association (DFB) contingent.

Fan festivities and security

As is usual for cup finals, the fans of the two clubs in the city are to get ready for the match separately from each other. The fan festival for FCK supporters will take place at Breitscheidplatz, while the Leverkusen fan festival will take place at Hammarskjöldplatz near the trade fair. The final is also a big task for the police every year. Around 1,000 officers will be deployed in Berlin for the cup final. Around 30,000 Leverkusen fans are expected in the capital, and around 20,000 more fans are expected from Kaiserslautern and the surrounding area.

The cup final for those staying at home

Anyone who is not going to Berlin can watch the game (Kick-off 8pm) on television at ARD and Sky see. Public viewing events are also being offered in Leverkusen and Kaiserslautern. There is space for around 7,000 people in Leverkusen’s Neuland Park. The game will be shown on a 6 x 4 meter LED wall. In Kaiserslautern, fans can watch the final together on Stiftsplatz. For safety reasons, a maximum of 7,000 people are also allowed.


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