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Public training sessions

HSV training sessions are open to the public, giving you the chance to see how a professional team trains up close and personal.

HSV prides itself on its close connection with its fans, and one of the ways that this relationship is built upon is the fans haiving access to, and being able to watch, first team training. Almost all training sessions at the Volkspark are held publicly and anyone can turn up to watch a first-team training session free of charge. Naturally, the length of the session depends on the day of the week and at what point of the season the session is taking place in.

Once you get to the Volksparkstadion, follow the signs for the 'Trainingsplätze' (training pitches) round to the south side of the stadium, located next to the Alexander-Otto-Akamdie and behind the Südtribune (South Stand). Once there you can stand on the banked area next to the training pitches to watch the session. After training is completed, the coaching staff and players usually wait in the area between the training pitches and the steps to the Südtribune to sign autographs and pose for pictures for all of the HSV fans who have attended training.

At least one of the last training days before a competitive match is not open to the public. On these days, the path between the academy buildings and the south entrance to the Volksparkstadion is sealed off and the session takes place behind screens to keep away prying eyes. This is not so that the team can train in secret, as this is almost impossible at the Volkspark due to its open environment, but more so that the players can get the necessary peace and quiet before the game. During public training sessions, the players and staff will be happy to sign autographs and take photos with the fans. It is sometimes also possible that the session takes place on the furthest pitch away from the viewing area, meaning that it is difficult to see what is going on. Unfortunately there are lots of reasons why this may happen that we aren't always able to communicate in advance. Apologies in advance if this happens!

We would be thrilled if you wanted to come and watch the lads train at the Volkspark!

You can find out when the first team is training this week here. 'Kein öffentliches Training' means there is no public training that day.

Please be aware: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we ask you not to attend training sessions at the Volkspark until further notice to help prevent the spread of the virus. We thank you for understanding.

How to get to training and parking

You can find information on how best to get to the Volksparkstadion on non-matchday here. Due to the new paths around the Volksparkstadion, it's best to use the car park on the west side of the stadium, off of Hellgrundweg. From the yellow car park (Parkplatz Gelb) you can only get to the training pitches via the pathway next to the service centre, which is a longer route than parking in Hellgrundweg and walking to the pitches.

You can find more information about parking and getting to the stadium with public transport here.

Food and drink

There are no food and drink stands directly at the training pitches. You can find a variety of tasty meals, drinks and snacks in the 'Die Raute' restaurant, which is situated in the north-east corner of the Volksparkstadion, directly above the club shop. The restaurant is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.

Toilets

The nearest toilets to the training pitches are also situated in the 'Die Raute' restaurant at the north-east entrance to the stadium (Eingang Nordost), on the first floor of the Rautenwelt.

Club shop and Service center

The club shop (Arena Store) is also situated at the north-east entrance (Eingang Nordost) to the stadium. The HSV Service Center, which will answer all of your queries about a visit to the Volksparkstadion, including tickets for upcoming games is right next to the entrance to the club shop.

The HSV Service Center is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00am until 6:00pm and 10:00am to 4:00pm on a Saturday.

The club shop (Arena Store) is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 until 6:00pm.

Museum and stadium tours

You are more than welcome to combine your visit to a public training session with a visit to our museum or a stadium tour. You can experience what things are like behind-the-scenes as well as the rich history of the club. You can find more information on a visit to the museum here and about public stadium tours here.