I am a bit bored, today no matches at the World Cup and Germany already out. So let's open this year's Bundesliga Season thread because today the DFL showed the schedule of BuLi 1 and 2. The 56th season of the Bundesliga opens on August 24th with Champion Bayern at home against Hoffenheim (3rd). This is now the 17th time that we have such an Opening match for the season with the actual Champion and normally it's a sure win for the Champ (13 Wins - 3 Draws). Another interesting match on the 1st matchday is Leipzig at Dortmund: The other dates of the season have not yet exactly schedule, this will be done on July 9th. Bayern - Hoffenheim (Friday 24th) Dortmund - Leipzig Gladbach - Leverkusen Hertha BSC - Nürnberg Bremen - Hannover Freiburg - Frankfurt Mainz - Stuttgart Wolfsburg - Schalke Düsseldorf - Augsburg And in the 2nd Bundesliga HSV will have a home match against Holstein Kiel, 3rd placed last year (lost their promotion playoff matches against #16 Vfl Wolfsburg from BuLi 1). Our season already starts 3 weeks before the 1.Bundesliga, on Aug 3rd. HSV is already in training camp since June 21. HSV - Holstein Kiel (Friday, Aug 3rd) Regensburg - Ingolstadt Bochum - Köln Union Berlin - Aue Darmstadt - Paderborn Heidenheim - Bielefeld Dresden - Duisburg Fürth - Sandhausen Magdeburg - St. Pauli btw: After the Relegation the HSV clock has a new "job" from now on. It's not counting anymore the consecutive years that the HSV is (was) in the Bundesliga ( "in der Bundesliga seit " (Bundesliga since...54 years...) Now it's counting from the date of formation of the original club: 'Tradition seit...." (Tradition since ....130 years...). The same on the HSV homepage (actual Screenshot) @Andy-gers1 : Could you please sticky this new season thread again (and "unsticky" last year's season thread) Thanks.