Steinhaus has taken charge of 81 Bundesliga 2 matches but is set for her top-flight debut this weekend in Berlin. - © imago / Uwe Kraft
Steinhaus has taken charge of 81 Bundesliga 2 matches but is set for her top-flight debut this weekend in Berlin. - © imago / Uwe Kraft
Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin offer women discounts for Steinhaus bow

Hertha Berlin are celebrating the appointment of Bibiana Steinhaus as referee for their match against Werder Bremen on Sunday by offering a 50 percent discount on tickets to female fans.

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Steinhaus, a 38-year-old policewoman from Hannover, will become the first female referee in Bundesliga history when she takes charge of the Matchday 3 fixture at the Olympiastadion.

The club from the capital are marking what it terms an “historic moment” by giving female supporters a chance to purchase a special “Bibiana Steinhaus Ticket”.

Women can buy a maximum of two tickets for the lower part of blocks L-O via Hertha fanshops or the club’s telephone hotline. The offer is limited to 250 bookings.

Steinhaus has been taking charge of Bundesliga 2 matches since the 2007/08 season but was promoted to the DFB’s panel of referees for top-flight games in May.

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