The objective of the #TearDownWallsTour is to represent Hertha Berlin as one of Germany's leading soccer clubs on an international level and simultaneously commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago in November. Hertha Berlin stands for progress and diversity and explicitly supports a tolerant and open-minded world. Those values, as well as a critical attitude in sociopolitical topics, bridges the gap to one of the most history-charged events in the last century.
The US, as a partner and ally in the reunification of Germany, shares this story. Unforgotten is the famous speech of former US president Ronald Reagan on June 12th 1987 in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, in which he ordered former president of the Soviet Union, Michail Gorbatschow, to “(…) tear down this wall!”. With the subsequent fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin became a city that overcame borders and barbed wires and reunited families that had been torn apart for almost 28 years. It became a symbol of freedom, integration and diversity. Hertha Berlin wants to reflect this system of values considering its city’s history and represent it on both a national and international level.
Hertha Berlin will arrive with a delegation of 60 people, with players, officials and staff among them, although particular attention will likely be directed at Champions League winner Salomon Kalou and captain Vedad Ibisevic, who played for St Louis University for four years. Below is a schedule that presents a general view of events that players and/or officials of Hertha Berlin will attend, as well as the scheduled kick-off times for both friendlies.
Twin Cities German Immersion School visit @ 10:15 CST
Address: 1031 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55103, USA
Visit of Minnesota Twins @ 11:00 CST
Target Field 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Training session at National Sports Center / Blaine @ 11:00 CST
Address: 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449, USA
Minnesota United FC vs. Hertha Berlin @ Allianz Field @ 19:00 CST
Address: 400 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Training session at Camp Randall Stadium @ 11:00 CST
Address: 1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Forward Madison FC vs Hertha Berlin at Breese Stevens Field @ 19:00 CST
Address: 917 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
LOS ANGELES / SAN DIEGO
Training session at Carr Intermediate School @ 11:30 PST
Address: 2120 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
Visit to Friendship Park @13:30 PST
Address: Costa, 92154 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Closing event at Santa Monica Beach @ 20:00 PST