“Farewell to Uwe Seeler”
The first and the funeral service of the NDR show
In July, Uwe Seeler, a legend of German football, died. The NDR and the first will show the funeral service live.
On August 10, all of Germany says goodbye to Uwe Seeler (1936-2022). A large funeral service will take place next Wednesday at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. Anyone who can’t be there can at least watch it live on TV and on the internet. According to NDR will also be Chancellor Olaf Scholz (64) is expected at the event.
NDR television broadcasts the commemorative event from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. entitled “Farewell to Uwe Seeler”. The first also reports live between 1:59 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Alexander Bleick will commentate, Julia-Niharika Sen (55) and Alexander Bommes (46) will moderate. Alternatively, there should be a live stream on “ndr.de” and “sportschau.de”. Sen will also reflect on the day with NDR sports director Gerd Gottlob in the evening from 8:15 p.m. in an “NDR Info Extra: Farewell to Uwe Seeler”.
Live broadcasts also on the radio
Between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., NDR Info will also broadcast the funeral service on the radio, with commentary by Michael Augustin. Additionally, NDR 90.3 will signal at the same time and switch to the stadium. Between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., a special farewell program is also planned. Meanwhile, NDR 2 is reporting ahead of the event in “NDR 2 Morgen” and discussions are scheduled for the daily schedule in “NDR 2 Updates.”
The Hamburg Senate announced a few days ago that the official funeral in the Hanseatic city of Seeler, who was an honorary citizen, would take place on August 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Volksparkstadion. This will be “prepared in close coordination with the family and with the participation of Hamburger Sportverein (HSV) and the German Football Association (DFB),” he said in a statement. Burial will take place in the immediate family circle.
Uwe Seeler died on July 21 at the age of 85 and was considered an icon of German football. No one else represented Hamburger SV as much as Seeler. One mourns the “greatest HSVer of all time”, the club said. HSV board member Jonas Boldt described the deceased in a statement as the “quintessence” of the club: “Uwe Seeler represents everything that characterizes a good person: down-to-earth, loyalty, zest for life and he was always accessible. “