Serge Gnabry and his Bayern Munich teammates will take to the Allianz Arena pitch against Bochum in a one-off Oktoberfest jersey. - © FC Bayern München/adidas
Serge Gnabry and his Bayern Munich teammates will take to the Allianz Arena pitch against Bochum in a one-off Oktoberfest jersey. - © FC Bayern München/adidas
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Bayern Munich to wear special Oktoberfest jersey against Bochum

Bayern Munich will play in a one-off Oktoberfest jersey when they take on Bochum at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

The city’s famous Oktoberfest was supposed to kick off on Saturday, but has been cancelled for a second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The club explained that the Oktoberfest is a part of the Bavarian way of life, so they still want to mark the traditional festival with a special kit.

The strip is dark green with a gold logo and accents on the arms to make it resemble classic lederhosen.

Bayern will wear the jersey just once for the Matchday 5 encounter with Bochum in Munich on Saturday.

It is currently only available in pre-sale for members, but will be opened up to everyone from the day of the game in all club stores and online.

Bayern’s last special kit was the Human Race design used in the 2020/21 DFB Cup against Holstein Kiel. - CB via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Claus Bergmann

Bayern have regularly released one-off kits over past seasons. Their most recent special shirt was the Human Race jersey designed by Pharrell Williams intended to raise awareness for diversity, tolerance and peaceful togetherness.

That shirt was worn in their 2020/21 DFB Cup second-round tie at Holstein Kiel, while they previously played in kits made entirely from recycled ocean plastic back in 2016.