The DFL today released the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 2015/2016 season schedules. The Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday, August 14, with champions Bayern Munich hosting Hamburger SV. The opening weekend also includes a tasty matchup of the two Borussias, as Dortmund host Mönchengladbach in Thomas Tuchel’s debut as the Dortmund trainer. The two promoted teams will be hoping to get off to a positive start as SV Darmstadt 98 hosts Hannover 96 while FC Ingolstadt begin the new campaign on the road at the Coface Arena against 1.FSV Mainz 05.
The Bundesliga 2 campaign begins on the weekend of July 24. Newly relegated SC Freiburg begin their season at home, hoping to start their rebound back to the top division campaign against 1. FC Nürnberg, while the other club relegated, SC Paderborn 07, hosts VfL Bochum. Promoted side MSV Duisburg begin the Bundesliga 2 campaign at home against 1.FC Kaiserslautern, while the other promoted club from 3. Liga, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, kick off on the road against FC St. Pauli.
The DFL Cup, pitting Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich against Pokal winners VfL Wolfsburg, will be held on August 1. Meanwhile, this season’s Pokal kicks off its first round on the weekend of August 7.
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