Rapid ready for Ried

Rapid Vienna are determined to secure three points as the Football Bundesliga comes out of hibernation.1

The Green-Whites are optimistic ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) match against SV Ried as the Upper Austrian team still have not managed to beat Rapid in a Bundesliga away game. The home team – who got in shape for the second half of the season in Turkey – celebrated several friendly match victories in the past few weeks, most recently last Sunday against SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice (2-0).

SK Rapid – currently in fourth in the 10-team Austrian Bundesliga – turned out to be real gentlemen as they recently revealed their special offer for the match against Ried. All women who get a ticket before reservation desks and ticket offices close today won’t have to pay for it.

The match will take place at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna-Leopoldstadt. Only a few days ago, Austrian President Heinz Fischer carried out the first cut of the spade where Rapid’s new Allianz Stadium will be located in western Vienna. The Green-Whites want to play their home matches there from summer 2016 – and Fischer disclosed he will attend the first Allianz Stadium home match.

::: The Austrian Culture Channel on Twitter: @accthomas

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