The German Football League (DFL) has announced new Bundesliga kick-off times, which will come into effect from the 2021/22 season.
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The German Football League (DFL) will be making a number of changes to the Bundesliga kick-off times from the 2021/22 season onwards.
While games on Friday (8:30 p.m.) and Saturday (3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.) will remain unchanged, 10 Bundesliga games will be played on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. across a season, replacing kick-offs on Sunday afternoon (1.30 p.m.) and Monday night (8:30 p.m.).
Additionally, Sunday evening games are due to be played at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m.
"The match schedule structure strengthens the importance of Saturdays and Sundays. The ten recovery matches for the UEFA Europa League starters, half of which were previously played on Monday evening and the other half on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. in the Bundesliga, will in future all be played on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The previous Bundesliga kick-off time on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. will be moved up to 5:30 p.m.," the DFL states.