Bremen – Werder Bremen and its friendlies – that is developing more and more into a chaotic story this summer. After the game against the Dutch first division club FC Twente Enschede was first moved from Lohne to Lotte, then officially canceled and finally played in secret in Enschede, there is now the next curious case. The test match between Bundesliga promoted Werder Bremen and Dutch first division club FC Groningen, which was to be played in Delmenhorst on Saturday, was cancelled. This is again due to safety concerns.
“The authorities have decided at short notice that we cannot let the game take place due to security concerns. Of course, we are incredibly sorry for all the fans who wanted to see the team live again before the start of the competitive game. But our hands are tied,” says Clemens Fritz Werder Bremen Quote the head of professional football in a statement from the club. According to information from DeichStube In the end, even the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior got involved and ordered the cancellation in Delmenhorst.
Werder Bremen test match: kick-off against FC Emmen is postponed to 5 p.m. after Groningen’s cancellation
The reasons for this include parallel events and friendlies next weekend – like Werder Bremen second game scheduled for Saturday against the Dutch first division team FC Emmenthat after the Groningen cancellation will now be held in Bremen at 5:00 p.m. in camera.
Originally, both parts of the SV Werder Bremen should take place in Delmenhorst before the Emmen game was moved to Bremen due to organizational problems and safety concerns. In the end, however, the authorities were obviously simply too sensitive to allowing two groups of fans from Dutch clubs to travel to the same region on the same day – especially since the Groningen team already had a good 400 supporters last weekend test match arrived at VfL Osnabrück and had to be escorted by the police on the way to the stadium at the Bremer Bridge.
Werder Bremen: FC Groningen test match canceled – Atlas Delmenhorst remains at the expense
For the canceled game against FC Groningen Advance ticket sales had long since started in Delmenhorst, the regional league club SV Atlas Delmenhorst, as organizers, had expected around 5,000 fans – and are now bearing the costs. “Of course we have expenses, for example for the security service, catering or printing the tickets. All in all, these are expenses that are already noticeable in our budget,” said Stefan Keller from the SV Atlas board of directors DeichStube. And further: “Werder Bremen but gave us great support and really tried everything to ensure that the game could take place in Delmenhorst.”
Clemens Fritz returned warm words to the organizer: “Thanks to SV Atlas Delmenhorst, who responded to the cancellation reacted with understanding.” All fans who have already bought tickets for the game can return the tickets to the advance booking offices where they bought the tickets. If Werder Bremen plans that Groningen test match to be held elsewhere is not yet known. (dco)
On the first report from July 19, 2022 (6:40 p.m.):
Test game chaos at Werder Bremen: FC Groningen test canceled, FC Emmen game rescheduled
Bremen – And plans are changing again! Of the SV Werder Bremen has to overturn his planned double test match on Saturday. The game against FC Groningen in Delmenhorst is canceled, the test against FC Emmen relocated.
The informed about this SV Werder Bremen at Tuesday evening. “The authorities decided at short notice that we would not let the game take place due to security concerns,” says Clemens Fritz, Werder’s head of professional football and scouting, in a club statement about the planned duel with the FC Groningen, which was scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday. “Of course we’re incredibly sorry for all the fans who wanted to see the team live again before the start of the competitive game. But our hands are tied.”
consequence of cancellation: That too test match against FC Emmenwhich takes place in Bremen on the same day postponed. Instead of 1 p.m., the game will now be played at 5 p.m. in the 12th place in the stadium – closed to the public. However, the game will be streamed live on werr.tv and on the YouTube channel des SV Werder Bremen offered.
Werder Bremen test game chaos: Test against FC Groningen canceled, game against FC Emmen postponed
fans themselves tickets for the game against FC Groningen in Delmenhorst can return the tickets to the pre-sale points. According to Clemens Fritz, the host SV Atlas Delmenhorst reacted with understanding.
at Werder Bremen plans are currently changing all the time. At first that was test match against Twente Enschede last Saturday was relocated from Lohne to Lotte and later canceled entirely. In the end, the game was played in secret in Enschede. Then the planned Groningen test on Saturday in Delmenhorst that Emmen game added on the same day in Bremen, and now the double pack is canceled again. (han)