Following Saturday night’s 3-2 win in Bielefeld, 1. FC Kaiserslautern plays its final home game of the year against Karlsruhe SC at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. There is no love lost between FCK and KSC soccer fans, with violence between the teams’ supporters in recent years, so officials have classified it a “high risk” game. That means fans will be kept separated from each other as much as possible near and in Fritz Walter Stadium. No alcoholic beverages will be sold there, or in streets leading to it, including the main train station area. Game tickets are still available, but police say to still expect heavy traffic in and around town and that fans should use the park-and-ride possibilities at the Kaiserslautern-Ost autobahn exit and at the Technical University. Because it is a workday more passengers can be expected to be riding the trains as well, so police recommend that spectators allow enough time to arrive for the kickoff. The Red Devils play their last game before the World Cup break at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in Duesseldorf. FCK’s next home game is Feb. 4, 2023, against Kiel.
November 7, 2022