After finishing 16th in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg will contest the 2016/17 relegation/promotion play-off against their Lower-Saxony rivals Eintracht Braunschweig, who ended the 2. Bundesliga campaign in third place.
The first leg will be held at Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena on Thursday, 25 May (20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT kick-off), with the second leg taking place on Monday, 29 May (20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT kick-off) at the Eintracht Stadion in Braunschweig.
Wolfsburg knew that avoiding defeat at Hamburg on the final day would secure safety, but Luca Waldschmidt’s late goal gave HSV a 2-1 win, condemning Wolfsburg to the play-offs. For their part, Eintracht's last stint in the Bundesliga came in 2013/14, when they lost their top-flight status after finishing bottom of the standings.
Thursday, 25 May (20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT kick-off): Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Braunschweig.
Monday, 29 May (20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT kick-off): Eintracht Braunschweig vs. Wolfsburg.