The Bundesliga is now in to its 57th season, with Hertha being a part of Germany’s elite for the 37th time. It’s scarcely imaginable that for 15 seasons, Hertha competed in a city that was completed split in two. The East and West of Germany separated themselves from each other meaning that not just families were split in two, but also fans of the football club. When the wall finally came down on 9th November 1989, the age of freedom in Germany began and the relief was indescribable. Hertha BSC, the team for all of Berlin, played just two days after the fall of the wall in an unforgettable game against Wattenscheid which was enjoyed by fans from all over Berlin. Back then, Hertha wore a white jersey with bears which itself wore a blue jersey.
November marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Hertha BSC are taking the time to honour this historic moment. As a result, head coach Ante Covic's side will wear a commemorative jersey as they get set to face RB Leipzig at home on Saturday (09.11.19 at 18:30 CET). The kit is based on Hertha's jerseys from the 1989/90 season, and is a throwback to what the team wore as they faced Wattenscheid. Main sponsor TEDi and sleeve and auto sponsor Hyundai are showing their support for this initiative and have given up their usual spots on the front and sleeves of the kit. The commemorative jersey is part of the "Wir sind ein Berliner" campaign.
The Nike jerseys feature Dri-Fit Technology and serve for a comfortable fit. Adult jersey sizes (S-XXL) retail for €59,95 and kids sizes (XS-XL) are available for €49,95. The jerseys will be available online and in all official fan shops. Also available is limited-edition retro printing on all jerseys. The printing includes the word 'Berlin' and the number '89' - fans have the option of choosing both or just one of the retro printing options, which are throwback to the 1989/90 kits.