RB Leipzig will be looking to continue their Bundesliga turnaround when they travel to face Freiburg on Saturday at 2:30pm (UK time).
Jesse Marsch’s side suffer a poor start to the new campaign but are now unbeaten in three matches to sit eighth. However, hosts Freiburg have the honour of being the last Bundesliga side left unbeaten after seven matches with their four wins and three draws leaving them fourth, just one point behind early leaders Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen (who face off on Sunday).
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The Bundesliga’s newest (and possibly greenest) stadium
As mentioned, Freiburg are the only unbeaten team left in the Bundesliga this season with four wins and three draws from their seven games. But that record is also mimicked in Freiburg’s unbeaten run at home – and that’s a more significant record going into this weekend (not just because RB Leipzig were the last away team to beat Freiburg).
In their 3-0 win over Augsburg at the end of September, Freiburg said goodbye to the Dreisamstadion after 360 Bundesliga matches and 67 years.
“When something is beautiful, it’s difficult to let go, but all things come to an end,” Freiburg manager Christian Streich said before the final match at the Dreisamstadion.
“But I can’t pretend that we’ve all been thinking ‘Oh no!’ Something new is coming, something positive, a great new stadium which we have all worked toward. Nobody has gifted it to us.
“So it’s farewell, but it’s also a new start.”
Freiburg will now play their games in the new Europa-Park-Stadion, which the club have used to further their commitment to being eco-friendly.
🔁 Rundumblick im neuen Stadion!
— SC Freiburg (@scfreiburg) June 2, 2021
In 1993, the Dreisamstadion became Germany’s first solar-powered football stadium as solar panels were fitted to the roofs, generating 250,000 kilowatt-hours per year – living up to Freiburg’s reputation as the greenest city in Germany. The new Europa-Park-Stadion, which also has solar panels, is predicted to generate 2.3 million kWh per year.
But the Europa-Park-Stadion is not just eco-friendly, with reports suggesting it has the capacity to be climate-neutral (the idea of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by balancing those emissions so they are equal, or less than, the emissions that get removed through the planet’s natural absorption).
It will also use energy storage batteries so clean energy can be used in the event of power failures on site, with electric car charging stations, plug-in sports for e-bikes, e-scooters and smartphones not too mention almost 4,000 parking spaces for bikes offered.
The Europa-Park-Stadion has already had its official opening, with Freiburg beating St Pauli 3-0 in a friendly over the international break, and things didn’t go without a hitch as the floodlights briefly failed though not enough to stop the match for too long. But the first Bundesliga game will give a chance for the stadium to truly announce itself to the world, and the potential 20,000 spectators (with a 34,700 capacity).
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