Werder Bremen, who have been relegated to the Bundesliga, will play their first second division game in more than 40 years on Saturday evening. Around 14,000 spectators are expected at the season opener against Hannover 96.
According to a decision by the Bremen Senate, Werder Bremen should even allow 25,000 fans in the northern duel against Hannover 96 (8.30 p.m. in the live ticker on t-online). However, in order to maintain the safety distances and to test the processes when spectators return, the club has set a number of 14,000.
In terms of sport, both teams are facing a rebuild. Werder have yet to sell more players before the August 31 transfer deadline to compensate for the loss of revenue from Bundesliga relegation and the coronavirus pandemic. The 96ers are traveling to Bremen with their new coach Jan Zimmermann, their new sporting director Marcus Mann and new players like ex-Osnabrück player Sebastian Kerk.
Along with Schalke 04, Hamburger SV and Fortuna Düsseldorf, both northern clubs are among the many former Bundesliga teams in what is supposedly the most attractive second division season in many years.
How can football fans watch the game live on TV? t-online clarifies.
Will the game be broadcast on free TV?
Yes, the match will be broadcast on Sport1 on free TV. There, fans can follow the game live and in full from 8.30 p.m., with preliminary reporting starting at 7.30 p.m. The show is moderated by Ruth Hofmann, the commentator is Markus Höhner.
Where else can I watch the encounter?
All games of the 2nd Bundesliga are broadcast on the pay-TV channel Sky. Reporting on Sky starts at 8 p.m. The whole thing is commented on by Stefan Hempel.
Can I follow the match between Bremen and Hannover in the live ticker?
Yes, t-online also has a live ticker for this game. You can find the link to the game HERE.