The factor for the laying is the unplayability of the yard in the Paul-Greifu-Stadion in Dessau, where the game was initially set up. Unknowns had contaminated the area with a chemical compound as well as therefore ruined large areas of the yard. The choice was made in sychronisation with both clubs, those in charge of the city of Dessau as well as the DFB expert team, the DFB stated.

As the DFB announced on Wednesday morning, the video game, the last time on the verge, was, as planned on August 30 (8:46 p.m., live! At initially set), not in Dessau, but in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. The organization hence confirmed a record by the Leipziger Volkszeitung from Tuesday night.

temporal laying not possible

We played via various circumstances with each other, Peter Frymuth, DFB Vice President, is priced quote. After considering up all alternatives, this is the very best solution. A temporal moving was out of the question, since the video game as a result of Leipzig’s appearance in the Supercup takes place later on that the grass in Dessau was not feasible, since the time was too limited as well as the grass foundation was too poor.


For Ottensen, an odyssey finishes in the arena search. Because Hoheluft synthetic grass in the home stadium is laid, the local league from Hamburg needed to look for an alternate location what was difficult within Hamburg. Among other things, FC St. Pauli had forbidden usage of the Millerntor. Eventually, the relocation to Dessau, 400 kilometers away, transpired what the video game can not occur.