When VfL fans met behind the north terrace at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday, there was plenty for them to look back on following a positive 2019 for VfL Wolfsburg. That included the team’s UEFA Europa League qualification, which was was one of the reasons for celebration as supporters joined together for what has become an important date on the calendar for many Wolves fans – the ‘Blazing Barrels’ ceremony organised by the ‘Fanprojekt’ and ‘Supporters Wolfsburg’ groups.
Around 350 VfL fans gathered outside the Volkswagen Arena and enjoyed plenty to eat and drink, and were of course surrounded by blazing barrels. “Once again it’s clear for all to see that we truly have a unique set of supporters,” said VfL fan representative Holger Ballwanz. “It’s been a great event, as it is every year, and it was lovely to enjoy the atmosphere and set ourselves up for the year that lies ahead.”