Football (Soccer), Düsseldorf
German Shepherd World Championship SV BSZS (Shaeferhund Verein Bundessiegerzuchtschau) was held in 2001 on Dusseldorf’s Rheinstadion near the River Rhine. It was our 3rd BSZS (first time in Dusseldorf and never since then). We spent there three wonderful days and enjoyed the championship very much.
It was demolished in the next summer of 2002 to be replaced by the Esprit Arena in 2005.
I was taking videos and put 8 of them on Youtube. I’m proud that they have tens of hundred hits since then…
You can watch my
8 min 48 sec Video SV BSZS 2001 Dusseldorf GHKL Ruden TSB protection service part 1 ,
7 min 68 sec Video SV BSZS 2001 Dussedorf GHKL Ruden TSB protection service part 2 ,
2 min 23 sec Video SV BSZS 2001 Dusseldorf GHKL Ruden Nils vom Wildsteiger Land ,
3 min 47 sec Video SV BSZS 2001 Dusseldorf NKGR Offspring groups ,
5 min 45 sec Video SV BSZS 2001 Dusseldorf GHKL Ruden und Hundinen First rings Yasko vom Farbenshpiel
out of my Youtube channel.
On the 15th of December 2012 me and my brother Harm went to Düsseldorf to seen the match versus Hannover '96. After winning promotion in the season 2011/2012 the 2-1 win for Fortuna was a great result. In case they keep playing like the first season half Fortuna will stay up. We hope so. The match was good and the atmosphere even better! (Check the video)
In 14 locations, spreaded over germany, the FIFA and Infront Sports Media AG installs fan curves for following football game up to 4.000 fans.
Stadium atmosphere is garantueed. Up to 12 hours on a day, for 31 days and with event programmes. All games are shown at LED Videoscreens.
All games are viewed.
The curve is maybe installed at Mercedes-Platz. Detailed informations will be given.
If it's summer and you want to play a game, just go to the "Rheinpark", it's an area of more than 1 km length next to the Rhein with lots of matches going on all the time (keep in mind: if it's summer!). In most cases you can just join them if you ask nicely, the teams can be 4 or 22+ people big, you have the choice most of the time.
The fields are usually in quite good shape, with just a few irregularities like bumps or gully covers.
Equipment: It's soccer, go figure.
Fortuna Düsseldorf is the only football club in Germany that I know of that has a punk band as their sponsor. Die Toten Hosen - a popular Punk band from Düsseldorf - gave a lot of money to help Fortuna stay alive when they were in financial trouble. Unfortunately they only play in 4th division these days, let's hope for more glorious days in the future!
Equipment: I can only advise you what not to bring... it wouldn't be too smart to wear a shirt of any Cologne club ;-)
If you're on holiday from the UK and need to keep up with the sports results from back home (especially football) then tune in to British Forces Radio. It's just like a regular UK pop radio station, and on saturdays they go live to all the premiership games.
We tuned in just as Man United scored against Sunderland :-(
(But we equalised later :-))
Equipment: Any decent radio will do the job.