Fixture lists released for new 2. Bundesliga campaign

The first game of the new season sees the Rothosen take on relegated side Fortuna Düsseldorf at the Volksparkstadion on the 18th September.

Hamburger SV have the honour of opening the new 2. Bundesliga season in September, when recently-relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf travel to the Volksparkstadion on Friday 18th September for a 6:30pm kick-off. The fixture lists were released by the DFL on Friday (7th August), with an exciting programme awaiting the Rothosen in the first few weeks of the season, with a trip to the other recently-departed Bundesliga side in SC Paderborn in the first away trip of the season during the last weekend in September.
“With Düsseldorf, Paderborn and Aue we have an interesting start to the season and will have to be at our best on matchdays 1 and 2 against both teams relegated from the Bundesliga last season. We still have hope that we’ll be able to play our home games with the HSV fans backing us in the stadium,” were sporting director Michael Mutzel’s thoughts on the fixture list. 

The first Hamburg derby of the season will take place at the Volksparkstadion on Matchday 6 (30th October – 2nd November), with the return fixture at the Millerntor taking place at the end of February on Matchday 23. The last matchday of the season sees northern neighbours Eintracht Braunschweig make the short trip north to Hamburg, having last month gained promotion back to the second tier. 

An overview of the first six matchdays
Matchday 1 | 18th September, 6:30pm | HSV – Fortuna Düsseldorf
Matchday 2 | 25th-28th September | SC Paderborn – HSV
Matchday 3 | 2nd-5th October | HSV – Erzgebirge Aue
Matchday 4 | 16th-19th October | Greuther Fürth – HSV
Matchday 5 | 23rd-26th October | HSV – Würzburger Kickers
Matchday 6 | 30th October – 2nd November | HSV – St. Pauli

You can find the full fixture list here
At the moment it is still uncertain, whether and when games will be able to be played in front of spectators. All updates on the situation, including ticket sales, will be posted here on the English website as well as the English social media channels.