Burnley to host Bundesliga side at Turf

Newly promoted Hannover 96 will take on Burnley at Turf Moor on August 5th.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 6:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:15 pm

The German side, promoted back to the Bundesliga at the first attempt, after finishing second in Bundesliga 2 behind Stuttgart, are the first of two European opponents to be confirmed, with a second Turf Moor date to follow.

The Lower Saxony club were Europa League quarter-finalists in 2012, beaten by Atletico Madrid, and have twice been German champions, the last time in 1954.

They won the DFB Cup in 1992, and play at the 49,200-capacity HDI Arena, which hosted five games at the 2006 World Cup.

Burnley's pre-season schedule now reads:

Shamrock Rovers (A) - Friday, 14 July (7pm)

Kidderminster Harriers/Alfreton Town (A) – Saturday, 22 July (both 3pm)

Preston North End (A) – Tuesday, 25 July (7.45pm)

Nottingham Forest (A) – Saturday, 29 July (3pm)

Home fixture – Tuesday, 1 August

Hannover 96 – Saturday, 5 August

First Premier League fixture – weekend commencing Saturday, 12 August.

Ticketing details for all games will be confirmed in due course.