FAQ: The most important questions and answers about the Seahawks game in Munich 2022

Munich 2022 FAQ

Can I get tickets for the match through the fan club?

No, unfortunately we can't help with that. 500,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the game in Munich, so demand will be huge. As in 2018 for the Seahawks' London game, GSH members will again help each other find tickets and pass on surplus tickets at the original price (note: this will probably only work seven days before the game at the earliest, as the all-digital tickets will only be sent out then). We take a clear position against black market trading and ticket piracy and report cases that come to our attention. Buying tickets only to resell them for a profit is prohibited. 

Why is it still worth becoming a member of the German Sea Hawkers?

Preferential ticketing to the party on Saturday evening with spectacular Seahawks guests, exclusive fan articles, a direct line to the team - the official fan club offers you all this and much more. You can join for as little as 15 euros per year (single membership) or 25 euros per year (family membership) - and you'll be doing good, too, because you'll not only be supporting the voluntary work of the club, but also many charitable causes.

When will kickoff be on Sunday, 13 November?

At 3.30 pm. In London, the international games usually kicked off at 2.30 p.m. local time (one hour time difference to Germany) to allow the broadcasters an additional live game in a separate time slot. If the NFL wants to be considerate of the home fans of the teams playing in Germany, it would have to allow for a nine-hour time difference for the Seahawks. Accordingly, a kickoff sometime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. would also have been conceivable so that the fans in Seattle would not have to get up too early on a Sunday. That was the case in 2018, for example, when the Seahawks, a West Coast team, faced the Oakland Raiders, also a West Coast team, in London. Kickoff then was at 6pm local time/7pm German time. On the other hand, the game was announced very early by Seattle standards - at 4am on the West Coast. This, in turn, indicated that the NFL would not be too concerned about time zones when scheduling the kickoff.

When and where can tickets for the match in Munich be purchased?

FAQ UPDATE: Regular public ticket sales for the match are expected to start on 19 July at 10 a.m. German time at Ticketmaster.de. Hospitality packages, i.e. VIP seats/box seats (including catering), will go on sale as early as 14 June. Regular tickets are priced between 75 and 155 euros (children's tickets or tickets for seats with limited view are sometimes cheaper), box seats are available from 449 euros per person. Fans can buy up to six regular tickets.

At this point in time, this is unclear. But again, a look at past years might help. In 2021, regular tickets for the two matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 25 August went on sale via Ticketmaster will go on sale to the general public. According to the NFL's new general manager for Germany, Alexander Steinforth, advance sales for Munich will begin in June or July. The German Sea Hawkers will be the first to tell you where, how and when you can get tickets. The NFL has a Newsletter where fans can express their interest in tickets. The Seahawks are also offering a ticket Special mailing to receive information on international games (simply select "Seahawks International: Info on international games, news, events, and more" when registering).

Where can I get information about barrier-free access to the game?

The NFL itself has set up a FAQ, which also contains information on accessible seats. These will be available in limited numbers and will probably be sold by phone. The league will provide information on this at a later date.

How do I best prepare for the Ticketmaster ticket pre-sale?

Ticketmaster has set up an info page where you can find helpful tips to avoid being disappointed on launch day. The recommendations include: Create a Ticketmaster account already, store working payment details, do not reload the page while on hold.

How can I connect with other fans? 

GSH members are usually well connected via regional and national WhatsApp groups and the fan club's other communication channels. In addition, the club will offer a newsletter in the run-up to the Munich match, which will provide timely information on all developments surrounding the match.

Are the German Sea Hawkers represented at the tailgating?

Should there be a tailgating offer from the NFL on 13 November, the German Sea Hawkers will also be represented there. The fact that tailgating is not 100 per cent safe is possibly due to the silent holiday, Volkstrauertag 2022, which is celebrated on this day in Bavaria. According to this, sporting events are permitted, but celebrations are prohibited. There is a ban on dancing. Parties on the evening before are allowed to last until 2 a.m. on the silent holiday.

What can I take into the stadium?

It can be assumed that, as at other NFL events, the so-called "clear bag policy" will apply. In a nutshell, this means that opaque bags of 11 x 16 cm or larger are not allowed. Larger bags (maximum 30 x 30 x 15 cm) must be transparent and thus allow a view of their contents. Here you can find the rules that applied at the last London Games.

Is there a supporting programme in Munich?

Since the match pairing was announced, the German Sea Hawkers have been working feverishly on a supporting programme for Munich 2022, including information stands, digital offers and fan club gatherings in addition to a party on Saturday evening. Close cooperation with the Seahawks, for example in organising a team pub, is also conceivable. In 2018, 12s from around the world met throughout the week at Seattle's franchise-reserved Barrow Boy and Bankera pub right on the Thames in the heart of London, for conversations, cold drinks and team events.

This FAQ is constantly updated and expanded.