So far, the top Bundesliga game has always been played on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. But now the German Football League has developed a secret plan.
Bundesliga instead of Saturday evening show? The German Football League has drawn up a secret plan that will allow the top game in the first division to be played later. As reported by Sportbild, the kick-off from 2025 could only take place at 8:30 p.m.
A workshop of the 18 Bundesliga clubs last week also dealt with the forthcoming sale of rights from the 2025/26 season. There, Steffen Merkel, DFL director of audiovisual rights, submitted this proposal to the clubs, which, according to Sportbild information, was well received.
Two factors are probably decisive: on the one hand the quality of the games, on the other hand all 36 professional clubs must be convinced of the success of the new kick-off time so that it is not overturned again after a season. Because that happened before: In the 2000/01 season, Sky's predecessor, Premiere World, broadcast a Bundesliga game at 8:15 p.m., but the ratings were too bad.
Sky is open to the new idea: "As in the past, we will look at the tender as a whole and evaluate it for the upcoming rights award," said the TV broadcaster when asked by Sportbild.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as the Bundesliga top game is to be moved: DFL with a secret plan! released.