Frankfurt/Kuala Lumpur/Singapore – To help kick off the opening weekend of the 2015-16 Bundesliga season, Bundesliga legends are heading to cities across the world for the 2015 Bundesliga Legends Tour. From 11 to 16 August 2015, former Bundesliga players Lothar Matthäus and Jens Lehmann will be visiting Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New York City, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the start of the new season.
Following the success of the inaugural Legends Tour in 2014 in Beijing with Bundesliga Legend Christoph Metzelder, the league is expanding the tour to reach the growing Bundesliga fan base around the world and bring the league closer to its fans. In each city, Matthäus and Lehmann will conduct media interviews, participate in fan activations and public viewings of opening weekend matches, and be featured as Bundesliga experts for matches broadcasting across the family of FOX Sports networks. The 2015-16 season will serve as the first full year of the Bundesliga and FOX Sports partnership.
Lothar Matthäus, FIFA World Cup Champion and former midfielder for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern München, will join the tour in Kuala Lumpur on August 13/14 and Singapore on August 15/16.
“The Bundesliga is growing internationally and I am looking forward to meeting Bundesliga fans at stops in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to celebrate the quality of football being played in the League,” said Matthäus.
Jens Lehmann, a two-time UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year who played for Bundesliga clubs FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart, will be appearing at the tour stops in New York City on August 11/12, Mexico City on August 13/14 and Rio de Janeiro on August 15/16.
“This is a very exciting time for the Bundesliga,” said Lehmann. “The Legends Tour is a fantastic opportunity to bring the League closer to its international fans.”
The 2015-16 Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday, August 14 as Bayern München takes on Hamburger SV. The match will be broadcasted globally by FOX Sports.