#Heimspiel -The Project

#Heimspiel [haɪ̯mspi:l] – for more diversity in football and an open urban society.

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Here you can find all dates and information about the program.


The pre-tournament and the final are over – we’ll see you 2024!

#Heimspiel – Look back

Julius-Hirsch-Preis 2023: ASA-FF e.V. and Atheltic Sonnenberg for #Heimspiel

c_Aileen Huster

Bürgerpreis of the Bürgerstiftung Chemnitz for #Heimspiel!


Best teams and fans!

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Interview with Thomas Hitzlsperger at SPORTY

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Team Chemnitz vs. #Heimspiel-Special-Guests

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Final match at SPORTY

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Pre-Tournament #4

c_Isabell Scheithauer

Our moderators guided us through the day!

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See you at the stadium!

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Pre-Tournament #4 is running!

c_Isabell Scheithauer

Pre-Tournament #3!

c_Isabell Scheithauer

Best Fans!

c_Isabell Scheithauer

Discussion during lunch break

c_Isabell Scheithauer

Pre-Tournament #2: Music by DJ YVE'REE

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Pre-Tournament #2: The Fan-Walk!

c_Ernesto Uhlmann

Pre-Tournament #1

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel Kids - Football is for everyone

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel Kids at the UK

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel Kids Football Festival at the UK

c_Isabell Scheithauer

abseits. Hip Hop x Football


#Heimspiel Opening Event

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel Opening Press Conference

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel x Build Peace Conference: friendly match against team Athletic Sonnenberg.

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#Heimspiel goes Build Peace Conference

c_Isabell Scheithauer

#Heimspiel at the KOSMOS Chemnitz 2022!

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Networking for #Heimspiel at the Weltecho!

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#Heimspiel DIY-Workshop at the KOSMOS Chemnitz 2022!

c_Frauke We

#Heimspiel: Welcome to the KOSMOS Chemnitz 2022!

c_Ri S


About #Heimspiel

In spring and summer 2023, football matches and small tournaments were held at various locations in Chemnitz. On 26 August, the starting signal was given for the #home match in the stadium – An der Gellertstraße! We are now working on new plans for 2024 and 2025.

Football should be fun, bring people together and invite them to play. The teams in our tournaments should be as diverse as possible in terms of sporting criteria, while a cultural programme with exhibitions, workshops, music and talks will accompany the matches and focus on the breadth of the sport, its forms of play as well as its political content, rituals and fan culture. With this in mind, we are calling on everyone to take part, help shape the programme and enjoy a great day of football together with us, the other teams and fans, friends and families.


Team #Heimspiel

Numerous individual players, creative artists and initiatives are involved in the #Heimspiel. The project ran for the first time in 2021-2023 as a cooperation between CFC Fans gegen Rassismus and ASA-FF e.V., among others, as part of the new undiscovered narrative 2025 programme. You will soon find out how it continues here.

For us, Chemnitz is a city where football and diversity belong together, even if that was unthinkable in the stadium in recent years. That’s why we joined forces for the #Heimspiel project, which became a reality in summer 2023: A football tournament in which football culture and an open-minded society can be combined and an environment can be created in which everyone feels comfortable – regardless of age, gender, origin, religion, disability or sexuality. In this sense, #Heimspiel sees itself as a broad-based campaign for and with Chemnitz’s urban society and, ideally, beyond. Also in the future.

You want to join?

Do you want to be part of #Heimspiel? We are looking for supporters as well as active and interested people who would like to participate in our project to playfully mobilise the Chemnitz urban and civil society, to bring them (back) to the stadium and, last but not least, to back up diversity-sensitive players and fans.

#Heimspiel Tournament


You and your team want to play at the #Heimspiel tournaments?

The pre-tournament and the final match are over, the registration is closed. Join us in 2024!

You have questions? Please write to us:

The matches

The game will be played in tournament mode at one of four possible pre-tournaments and of course we will see each other on 26.8. for the final of #Heimspiel at the stadium – An der Gellertstraße. Four teams or more can play each match day and qualify for the final. The game is played with a minimum of seven players (18+) per team according to the classic football rules on a small pitch. A game lasts 2 x 10 minutes.

It is important to us that the teams are as diverse as possible so that we can all experience a few good, intensive and enriching days of play. We will pay attention to this when selecting the teams.


#Heimspiel Dates

15.03.2024, 4 p.m.: Open-Space about the future of #Heimspiel

We invite all interested fellows and allies to talk with us about the future of the project and to start developing initial ideas. Anyone who, like us, would like to campaign for a non-discriminatory football culture is very welcome. Please register via the link above. Respect our Fair Play-Rules!

Open Space

tba.: The Jewish History of Chemnitz Football

Henry Wahlig, together with Lorenz Pfeiffer, published the book Jüdische Fußballvereine im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland (Jewish Football Clubs in National Socialist Germany) in 2015, which is the most in-depth sports history publication on this topic. The football club Makkabi Chemnitz, founded in 1922, also existed in Chemnitz. The lecture will take a look at the history of Jewish football in general, but also specifically at the situation in Chemnitz.


With: Henry Wahlig (German Football Museum)

Where: tbc.

Free entry

07.09.2023, 7 p.m.: Liga Terezín

Documentary (Israel, 2012) about an unbelievable story that took place in the Theresienstadt ghetto from 1942 to 1944. During this time, the Jewish prisoners organised their own football league in order to escape the cruel everyday life at least for 90 minutes every now and then…

Followed by a discussion with representatives of the association Jugendbegegnung Theresienstadt/Terezín e.V. and with Stefan Zwicker, historian and co-author of Fußball unterm gelben Stern: Die Liga im Ghetto Theresienstadt 1943-44 (Football under the Yellow Star: The League in the Theresienstadt Ghetto 194344).


Großer Saal vhs Chemnitz: Moritzstraße 20, 09111 Chemnitz

Registration: https://www.vhs-chemnitz.de/kursprogramm/mensch-und-gesellschaft.html?action%5B19%5D=course&courseId=557-C-W2310110

Free Entry

26.08.2023: Final of #Heimspiel at the Stadium - An der Gellertstraße

#Heimspiel meets Sporty:

Starting at 11 a.m., discussion rounds on the topic of stadium – a place for everyone?!

Exhibition Strafraum Sachsen 2.0 Football between Resentment and Integration by IVF Leipzig e.V.: 21 panels show discrimination and prejudice in football in Saxony, but also the positive aspects of football

Human Kicker by Substanz e.V.


5 p.m. Final match of #Heimspiel in the stadium

Team City Society vs. Celebrity Team

With audio description by HörMal audio description and sign language interpretation

Final of #Heimspiel

Stadion an der Gellertstraße: Gellertstraße 25

Free entry!

25.08.2023, 4 p.m.: The Stadium - a Place for Everyone?!

What is the significance of the stadium – for footballers and fans?

Who has “sovereignty” over the stadium, who sets the “rules”?

What must this place guarantee/be? Which politics are allowed in the stadium and which are not?

Why does the understanding of peaceful coexistence stop at the stadium gate?


With among others: Thomas Hitzlsperger, Volkan Ugur, City of Dortmund, Coordination Office for Diversity, Tolerance and Democracy, Norman Löster, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board CFC, Welcoming speech by Astrid Eberius, Head of Corporate Communications & Press Spokesperson eins

Moderation: Robert Claus

eins Haus, Kantine

Free entry!

11.08.-09.09.2023: Beetween Success and Persecution - Jewish Stars in German Sport up to 1933 and Beyond

In a large-scale sculptural presentation, the exhibition pays tribute to the great merit of Jewish athletes for the development of modern sport in Germany and documents their persecution during the National Socialist era with selected portraits. As national players, world or European champions, Olympic champions or record holders, they were among the celebrated idols of their time. Just because they were Jewish, these men and women were excluded from their sports clubs during the Nazi era, and titles were revoked.

The exhibition will be officially opened at 5 p.m. on 11.08. The finissage will take place at 5 p.m. on 09.09. at the station forecourt.

Exhibition in public space

With: Weiterdenken Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen e.V., Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie Sachsen

An exhibition by the Zentrum deutsche Sportgeschichte e.V. and ASA-FF e.V./ neue unentd_ckte narrative. The touring exhibition is funded by the DFB Cultural Foundation, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).


Free entry!

11.08.2023, 5 p.m.: Vernissage Between Success and Persecution - Jewish Stars in German Sport up to 1933 and Beyond

In a large-scale sculptural presentation, the exhibition Between Success and Persecution – Jewish Stars in German Sport up to 1933 and Beyond pays tribute to the great merit of Jewish athletes* for the development of modern sport in Germany and documents their persecution during the National Socialist era by means of selected portraits.

The exhibition will be officially opened on 11 August 2023 at 5 pm.

Greetings by Dr. Frauke Wetzel, neue unentd_ckte narrative / ASA-FF e.V.

Introduction to the exhibition by Dr. Berno Bahro, University of Potsdam

Exhibition in public space

With: Weiterdenken Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen e.V., Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie Sachsen

An exhibition by the Zentrum deutsche Sportgeschichte e.V. and ASA-FF e.V./ neue unentd_ckte narrative. The touring exhibition is funded by the DFB Cultural Foundation, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

Bahnhofsvorplatz / Main Station

Free entry!

01.07.2023: Pre-Tournament #4 at the CSV Siegmar 48 e.V.

Small field tournament

12-2 p.m. Blind football to get to know

11 a.m. + 2 p.m. Fairytale-like puppet shows, amazing magic or musical mimes – in short sequences, big and small spectators are enthralled by the Fritz Theatre

AWO Fanprojekt with Football Wall

Create slogans

Moderation by Philipp Sauer and Caroline Galvis

Music by DJ Shusta

Catering by the CSV sports restaurant

All announcements will be interpreted into German Sign Language.

10-5 p.m. Pre-tournament #4

With among others: Fritz Theater, AWO Fanprojekt

CSV Chemnitzer Sportverein Siegmar 48 e.V.: Jagdschänkenstraße 35, 09117 Chemnitz

Free entry!

17.06.2023: Pre-Tournament #3 at the sports ground TU Chemnitz

At the pre-tournament #3 at the TU Chemnitz, everything revolves around the topic of integration in football.

Small pitch tournament

Supporting programme and information stands: Integration offers in sport

12 p.m. Discussion round “Integration through Sport” with Zeran Osman, Migration Advisory Board Chemnitz, and the Chair of Social Science Perspectives on Sport, Physical Activity and Health Promotion, among others. The discussion round will be open and should also offer the audience the chance to contribute with suggestions or their own experiences. We hope for lively participation and exciting contributions!

With english translation

The Comparti project will be on site with buttons & information

Fair Play Workshop of the Chemnitz City Sports Association for children and young people

Moderation byTeam #Heimspiel

Music by DJ Joe Mendoza

Catering by Thai Son Express

10-5 p.m. Pre-tournament #3

With among others: Stadtsportbund Chemnitz, Landessportbund Sachsen, Migrationsbeirat Chemnitz, Projekt Comparti, Stadtteilpiloten

Sportplatz der TU Chemnitz: Thüringer Weg 11, 09126 Chemnitz

Free entry!

12.06.2023, 8 p.m.: Football under Cover

The first official friendly match between the Iranian women’s national team and a Berlin girls’ district team takes place in front of more than 1000 cheering women. Entry for men is now forbidden. But in the end, after overcoming numerous obstacles, the game is actually played. And these 90 minutes are more than a football match. Here, the desire for self-determination and justice is discharged, and it becomes clear: change is possible.

Afterwards: discussion with filmmakers and players from Football under Cover from Iran and Germany.


Filmclub mittendrin: Reichenhainer Str. 35-37, 09126 Chemnitz

Free entry!

03.06.2023: Pre-Tournament #2 at the Sportkomplex Jahnbaude

The second pre-tournament is all about diversity in football!

Small pitch tournament

800 metres of anticipation: A fan procession to the football pitch starts at 10 a.m. at the KOMPLEX, Zietenstraße 32. With colourful pompoms, mini-choreos and the Taupunkt e.V., the procession heads to the Jahnbaude!



Moderation by Team #Heimspiel

Music by DJ YVE`REE (Dieda Booking)

Catering by “Hoffnung Stern”


10-5 p.m. Pre-Tournament #2

With among others: CSD Chemnitz, Taupunkt e.V., Stadtteilpiloten

Sportkomplex Jahnbaude: Fürstenstraße 87, 09130 Chemnitz

Free entry

26.05.2023, 4 p.m.: DIY Choreo and Pompoms

We meet to practise a small fan choreo in the KOMPLEX theatre. The more people we are, the better: we want to stand out – with a zest for the game and a zest for life. If you have pennants, pompoms, etc., you are welcome to bring them with you or contact us.

Registration and contact: kontakt@taupunkt-chemnitz.de


With: Taupunkt e.V.

Off-Bühne KOMPLEX: Zietenstraße 32, 09130 Chemnitz

Free entry!

20.05.2023: Pre-Tournament #1 at the Chemnitzer Polizeisportverein e. V.

We start our pre-tournaments with the Sonnenberg district!

Small field tournament

Football table & slackline by Jugendclub Substanz e.V.

Fair Play workshop of the Landessportbund Sachsen for children and young people



Moderation by Team #Heimspiel

Music by DJ Team Athletic Sonnenberg

Catering by “Hoffnung Stern”


10-5 p.m. Pre-tournament #1

With among others: Stadtteilrunde, Bauspielplatz, Gute Zieten e.V., Substanz e.V., Stadtteilpiloten

Polizeisportverein: Forststraße 9, 09130 Chemnitz

Free entry!

13.05.2023, 12-5 p.m.: Football Festival at the UK
We are organising a day full of workshops (building goals with Tomma Suki Hinrichsen, designing banners and learning about DJing) and a football tournament, intended for youngsters. Cool lemonades & tasty barbecue will also be available.

The football tournament is for young people aged 14+.

Registration to: ria@abenteuer-walden.de

Football festival, Tournament

With among others: JugendAktivBüro des Walden e.V., Fanprojekt Chemnitz, Netzwerk für Kultur- und Jugendarbeit e.V., AWO Chemnitz, UK

Kinder- und Jugendhaus „UK“ | AWO Chemnitz: Str. Usti nad Labem 40

Free entry!

12.05.2023, 19 Uhr: Pop-Up-Football Pitches

During the last months, pop-up football pitches appeared in the urban space of Chemnitz. They have been designed by the product designer Tomma Suki Hinrichsen for the #Heimspiel project. The pop-up football goals are at the same time furniture built by the residents themselves and placed on their forecourts. In this way, public squares in Chemnitz are to be reactivated. A low-threshold football offer will be created on the squares for everyone who wants to join in. During the artist talk, Tomma Suki Hinrichsen will introduce her co-design idea and present her other works in public space.


With: Tomma Suki Hinrichsen, https://tommasuki.de/

Lokomov: Augustusburger Str. 102, 09126 Chemnitz

Free entry!

06.05.2023, 12-10 p.m.: abseits. Hip Hop x Football

Are you regularly on the football pitch or in the stadium, do you even coach your own football team? Do you like listening to rap music or even rap yourself? Hip Hop culture appeals to you – you think graffiti and breakdancing are cool? Then you should come to abseits.!

We’ll try our hand at graffiti, songwriting or breakdancing and design football banners, create fan chants and stadium choreos that send clear messages. Plus discussion and concert with rappers & DJs.

Registration and information at: anmeldung@weltecho.eu


Workshops, discussion, concert

With among others: Big Buddha, Restlessboys, Athletic Sonnenberg, Arba Manillha, ROOM – Hip Hop Spot, ilovegraffiti, Wall of Femme, JugendAktivBüro des Walden e.V., Weltecho Chemnitz (Das Ufer e.V.), DJ Shusta, Rap-, Grafitti- und Fußballprofis, CFC Fans gegen Rassismus, Theo und die Winkekatzen, mae, 4xx & Valium, Life is Live DJ Team sowie cool&good

Weltecho: Annaberger Str. 24, 09111 Chemnitz

Free entry

Fair Play

We love football as much as you do! Football is what connects us. Rivalry and friendship, celebrating victories together and mourning defeats together – in football, joy and sorrow are often very close together. For us, team spirit, fair play, respect, tolerance, diversity and role models are just as much a part of football.

We appreciate every participation in our project, every comment and every discussion under our posts. We are aware that we cannot all have the same opinion. In order for this exchange to take place on an equal level and always remain fair and factual, a few simple rules are required:

1. We do not tolerate racist, sexist, anti-semitic, anti-LGBTIQ or otherwise discriminatory comments about groups or individuals.

2. We do not accept personal insults, belittling or other derogatory comments about appearance.

3. We do not tolerate glorification of violence or calls for violence.

Furthermore, we reserve the right to make use of our domiciliary rights to deny access to or exclude persons from our events who belong to right-wing extremist parties or organisations, who are associated with the right-wing extremist scene or who have already made an appearance in the past through racist, nationalist, anti-semitic or other inhuman statements.

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#Heimspiel was develloped as a cooperation between the CFC Fans gegen Rassismus and the ASA-FF e.V., accompanied by the programme new undiscov_red narratives 2025.

The programme new undiscov_red narratives 2025 is funded by the federal programme Demokratie leben!, Weltoffenes Sachsen and co-financed by the cultural area of the city of Chemnitz.

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