2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBundesliga
Relegation to3. Liga
Most championships1. FC Nuremberg (4 titles)

The 2. Bundesliga, commonly referred to as 2. Fußball-Bundesliga, is a football league which is the second division in Germany (after the Bundesliga).

Formation[change | change source]

The decision to establish a fully professional league as 2nd level was made by the DFB 1973. It replaced the Regionalligen as 2nd level. The new 2. Bundesliga was split into a northern and a southern division with 20 clubs each. The champions were promoted directly to Bundesliga, the runners-up had two matches to decide the 3rd team which was promoted. 1981 a single 2nd league was established. The two topteams are promoted, the third team plays relegationmatches versus the 16th of the Bundesliga.

Current clubs[change | change source]

As of the 2023–24 season

List[change | change source]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,325
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,649
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena 54,600
SV Elversberg Spiesen-Elversberg Waldstadion an der Kaiserlinde 10,000
Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer 16,626
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover Heinz von Heiden Arena 49,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe BBBank Wildpark 34,302
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 15,034
1. FC Magdeburg Magdeburg MDCC-Arena 30,098
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 49,923
VfL Osnabrück Osnabrück Stadion an der Bremer Brücke 16,667
SC Paderborn Paderborn Home Deluxe Arena 15,000
Hansa Rostock Rostock Ostseestadion 29,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546
Wehen Wiesbaden Wiesbaden BRITA-Arena 12,250

Map[change | change source]

2. Bundesliga clubs
As of 2023/2024
Clubs in Hamburg
Location map of clubs in the 2023–24 2. Bundesliga

Related pages[change | change source]