First Team

The Wolves’ summer schedule

Training start on 11 July / Camp in Austria in early August.

VfL Wolfsburg’s pre-season preparations for the new 2024/2025 campaign will begin on Tuesday 9 July, with the first team to undergo performance tests in Wolfsburg on the first two days.

The official start of training for head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will be on Thursday 11 July, ahead of the team’s first friendly on Saturday 13 July. The traditional WAZ match (the VfL first team against a Beck’s XI) will be held in Wolfsburg-Vorsfelde.

Training camp in Schladming, VfL family event on 11 August

From Thursday 1 August to Friday 9 August, the Wolves will be at a training camp in Schladming, Austria. After returning to Wolfsburg, the VfL Family Festival, including a Kids Day, will be held on the Volkswagen Arena premises on Sunday 11 August.

More friendlies planned

Further pre-season friendlies are being planned as part of the team’s six-week preparation programme; opponents and kick-off times will be announced in good time. The 2024/25 season begins on the weekend of 23 to 25 August, with the first round of the DFB Cup taking place a week earlier (15 to 18 August).

The summer schedule at a glance (correct as of 10 May)

  • 09/10 July: Performance tests
  • Thursday 11 July: Start of training
  • Saturday 13 July: WAZ game in Vorsfelde
  • 1 to 9 August: Training camp in Schladming (Austria)
  • Sunday 11 August: VfL Family Festival and Kids Day
  • 15 to 18 August: DFB Cup first round 
  • 23 to 25 August: Bundesliga Matchday 1