Status: 08/10/2022 2:44 p.m

    Premiere in Köpenick: Bundesliga club Union Berlin is allowed to play its home games in the Europa League in the stadium at the Alte Försterei.

    Following UEFA’s decision to allow the use of standing room in the European Cup as part of a pilot project, Union has now received official confirmation to host the European competition at its stadium in Berlin-Köpenick, as the club announced on its website on Wednesday.

    For the first time in the club’s history, the Irons can look forward to European Cup evenings in their own stadium. Previously they had to play their last home games of the UEFA Conference League in Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Most recently, the club had already carried out construction work in its stadium to create space on the side of the field for the required warm-up zones.

    Construction work in the stadium at the Alte Försterei (imago images/Matthias Koch)

    Union Berlin is carrying out construction work in the stadium at the Alte Försterei


    Ticket allocation exclusively by lottery

    Tickets for the home games in the group phase will be allocated from Friday, August 12th by lottery among the eligible Union members. In order to give all members the chance to experience at least one Europa League game live at the Alte Försterei, the club is giving away tickets for all three home games in the group stage by drawing lots.

    Since the amount of total available cards exceeds the number of Union members, it is guaranteed that every member who participates in the drawing of lots will win at least one card for a game.

    Broadcast: rbbUM6, August 10th, 2022, 6 p.m