Munich - The Bundesliga is set to return with a bang on 22 August, with 2013/14 double winners FC Bayern München hosting VfL Wolfsburg, who finished fifth last season, at the Allianz Arena (kick-off 18:30 GMT / 20:30 CEST).
Famous faces from Germany's top flight took to Twitter after the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga unveiled the fixture lists for the forthcoming campaign on Tuesday. bundesliga.com is on hand to round up the reaction...
Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer:
"I'm very pleased that we're playing an attractive and strong team on the opening day of the Bundesliga season."
Bayer 04 Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler:
"It's a great game to start the season, a real highlight..."
"...To take on BVB, the biggest title contenders apart from FC Bayern, in front of 80,000 spectators is a fantastic challenge."
VfB Stuttgart sporting director Fredi Bobic:
"We would have liked to start the season in front of our own fans, but we're looking forward to the opening game against Mönchengladbach."
"Last season, the two games against Borussia were entertaining and hard-fought affairs."
"After that we're up against Köln, München, Hoffenheim and Dortmund, so it's an interesting start."
Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner:
"A nice match to start the season. We came very close to beating them there last season. I'm looking forward to the game."
1. FC Köln sporting director Jörg Jakobs:
"A home match against a big opponent - wonderful."
1. FSV Mainz 05 sporting director Christian Heidel:
"It's always difficult to start against a promoted side. But we're looking forward to being the first team to visit Paderborn in the Bundesliga."