Make no mistake about it, the Volkswagen Arena is a really nice place to go. The crowd are treated to some good football and a lot of the players in the team could feature in any of the top teams around Europe. However – whereas at Dortmund, Schalke and Munich – you get fan bases that are crazy about their team and are ultra passionate in their support – the family friendly nature of the team lessens this charged atmosphere a tad. It’s no St Pauli, put it that way. That isn’t to say that the atmosphere is lacking though! It’s a great day out!
The Wolfsburg fan scene is nothing really to be scared of as a guest fan. They may be somewhat cheerful, but nothing compared to many other clubs in Germany. Perhaps, it’s the fact that Wolfsburg is a pure industrial and manufacturing city and the club itself doesn’t have the biggest portion of tradition. Anyway, I can never really get super excited about the atmosphere inside the stadium, although it’s become better over the years. One will see what the future holds.
Volkswagen is everywhere, but don’t go thinking that Wolfsburg is a corporate team. They were founded by the factory workers rather than the factory and have always maintained a separate, if closely linked, identity. The main active supporters group stand behind the northern goal and they create quite the show, so try and get as close to there as possible.
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