“‘ere squire, you looking for a ticket?” This is what you need to know
Obvious you may think. But the published schedules for bundesliga games only indicate when a game will be played over a given weekend (Fri-Mon). So unless you are planning a long weekend anyway you will have to wait until the dates of games are confirmed.
Stay tuned for announcements
The suits in the German Football League like to earn their money by pontificating about when games will be played and will slowly release their decisions as the season progresses. All you know at the beginning of a season is when the first two and the last two games will be played (Note: All teams play the last two games on the Sunday at 2.30pm). So you need to keep up-to-date with announcements. Once you know the confirmed date of a game you can get a ticket right? Hold your horses, tiger!
So you know the date of a game. Where do you get tickets from? And when should you apply for a ticket? We recommend that you apply (by email) to the St. Pauli FANLADEN, which is part of the club dedicated to the fan scene. They receive an allocation of tickets for fans, especially overseas fans. There is always a demand but it is usual to get a ticket unless you are asking for a load. Being a member of an affiliated fan club should help your chances. However, they will only get tickets a couple of weeks before the game so there’s no point applying too far in advance.
Fanladen St. Pauli Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Picking up Tickets
If you have managed to get tickets you will need to pick them up from the Fanladen shop/meeting area which is under the Millerntor Stadion. If it is an away game and you have gone straight there then you can get your ticket from a Fanladen representative outside the ground (you will need to make arrangements).
Travel and Accommodation
Obviously you will have to sort out your own travel and accommodation but if you are looking for advice you could go on to the St Pauli Fans UK Message Board (see our About Us section for the link).