There’s an international flavour to AFC Wimbledon’s pre-season schedule with two matches coming up in Germany next month and ticket details are published below.
Wimbledon take on former Bundesliga Champions Kaiserslautern on 12 July, before facing Kickers Offenbach a day later, as part of an exciting double-header.
FC Kaiserslautern are currently in the third tier of German football, but they boast a rich footballing heritage and they still have an average gate of around 23,000. The club’s illustrious list of former players, including Michael Ballack, Miroslav Klose, Andreas Brehme, and Hans-Peter Briegel. Kickers Offenbach, based in Offenbach am Main, are another former Bundesliga club and they currently play in the Regional League South West (fourth tier).
New signing Adam Roscrow (pictured) gave up the chance to play in the Europa League qualifying round to sign for us, but now he gets a chance to play for The Dons in Europe!
Here’s a guide to how you can get your tickets, plus travel information:
Tickets, date, venue
- FC Kaiserslautern – This match is to be played at Arena Weingarten, home of SV Weingarten. Take a look at the exact location in Weingarten. The match will take place on Friday 12 July (kick-off at 7.00 pm German time). Tickets can be purchased on the day at Arena Weingarten before the match.
- Kickers Offenbach – Match will be held on Saturday 13 July (kick-off at 3.00 pm German time) at the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion (home ground of Kickers Offenbach). Visit the Kickers Offenbach website for the exact location. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Kickers Offenbach online ticket shop. You can also pay on the day for this match by visiting the box office at the stadium beforehand.
- FC Kaiserslautern – The best recommended way is to board a plane from Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA), before getting a train from the airport to Lingenfeld. There is no direct train to Lingenfeld so you must change at Mannheim. Initially, you will board the Inter-City-Express train to Mannheim, before taking a local train service to Lingenfeld. With bus links to Weingarten not recommended, supporters should get a taxi to Arena Weingarten. The distance is around 4km from Lingenfeld to Weingarten.
- Offenbach – From Frankfurt airport (FRA) board the S8 train to Offenbach (10-minute journey), then take the 102 bus directly to the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion.
Get on board for an exciting Dons on tour with Wally and the boys this summer!