The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga on Monday confirmed the exact kick-off times of the opening two rounds of Bundesliga 2 matchdays. Due to the earlier start of the Bundesliga 2 season compared to the Bundesliga, which begins on 26 August, the kick-off times on Matchdays 1 and 2 vary from regular weeks.

The opening match of the 2016/17 season sees 1. FC Kaiserslautern take on Hannover 96 on Friday 5 August (20.30 CEST, 18.30 GMT). The exact schedule timings for the Bundesliga and further kick-off times for Bundesliga 2 will be announed in the coming week.