Laola Cup

July 26-31st 2021

The largest international youth football tournament in Germany is waiting for you!

More than 200 teams travel to the beautiful city of Hamburg and play on a stunning venue with 11 top-level pitches to compete in the LAOLA Cup 2021.

The youth academy of Hamburg SV offers its sports campus with perfect pitches and professional facilities. Enjoy an unforgettable trip with a lot of fun activities.

These memories will last forever!

Read our Hamburg City Guide here



Tournament Venue

The tournament is played at the fantastic sports facility of Hamburg SV where their Academy teams usually play. The games will be held on eleven natural and artificial grass fields.
Perfect conditions for a great tournament!

The complex is just 30 minutes from the City centre . one big tournament venue with 11 pitches, with a water park directly next to the venue

Tournament Itinerary

Monday – Arrival and tournament check-in – Dinner from 5.00 pm. – Opening ceremony and opening matches from 7.30 pm.

Tuesday – Starting at 9.00 am. through to 6.00 pm. group matches will be played with lunch at noon – Dinner from 6.00 pm. – Evening free.

Wednesday – As Tuesday.

Thursday – Final stage matches begin at 9.00 am. and are played all day, with lunch from noon – Dinner from 5.30 pm. – Award Ceremony and Laola Cup Party starts at 7.30 pm. After all the matches and the award ceremony, you will have a big final LAOLA Cup party and celebrate together with the other teams!

Friday – Depart for home after breakfast, or if you are staying for an extra night, free time to enjoy Hamburg.


For your stay at the LAOLA Cup in Hamburg, we offer you a variety of accommodation categories.

You can choose between the categories below. The accommodations are located either directly at the tournament facilities or up to a 25-minute drive away from the pitches in the city centre of Hamburg.

5 days of football and international atmosphere (incl. 4 nights, half- or full board) – extra nights are possible to book on request.

The choices are:

– within walking distance to the sports facility
– each team gets their own/private classroom
– very good price
– half or full board inclusive

As a team, you can spend the night in a classroom in a nearby school within walking distance of the tournament site.

Sleeping mats/air mattresses and sleeping bags must be brought by you.

The walk to the tournament grounds takes about 10 minutes, the walk to the next metro station takes about 12 minutes.

– comfortable rooms
– not far away from the venue
– half or full board inclusive

The Hostels are located near the tournament grounds as well as in the city centre of Hamburg.

The rooms are multi-bed rooms and bed linen is provided, only towels have to be brought along.

The travel time can be up to 30 minutes.

– mostly 3 and 4 stars hotels
– in the surrounding area of the tournament venue
– half or full board inclusive

The hotels available in this category are close to the tournament grounds.

The 3 or 4-star hotels have multi-bed, double or single rooms.

Breakfast is served directly at the hotel when booking this category, the other meals are taken with other participants at a centrally located food location.

– mostly 3 and 4 stars hotels
– in the city centre of Hamburg
– half or full board inclusive

For participants who want a bit more comfort and a central location in the city centre, this category is probably the first choice.

You can choose between multi-bed, double and single rooms.

Breakfast will take place in the respective hotel, the other meals will take place directly at the tournament grounds with other participants.

For all accommodation categories, you can choose between half board and full board.

Half board: If you choose half board you will get your breakfast at the respective accommodation and dinner at the catering area at the sports facility.

For dinner, you can always choose between 3 different meals. You will also get a salad and a dessert.

Full board: If you wish to get all meals provided you can choose the full board option. You will get breakfast at the respective accommodation and lunch and dinner at the catering area at the sports facility.

For lunch and dinner, you can always choose between 3 different meals. You will also get a salad and a dessert.

Vegetarian food & food intolerances
Vegetarian food is always available at the LAOLA Cup. Every day there will be at least one vegetarian dish for lunch and dinner. If you have food intolerances you can inform us when you book.

Leisure Activities and Getting there

There are many things to do to make this an unforgettable week.

During a week full of football, you and your team have the chance to explore Hamburg. The city has a lot to offer.

Below you can get an overview of what’s available. These activities can either be booked with the tournament registration or at a later time.

Things to do include:

visit the water park right next to the tournament venue

do a stadium tour of the clubs Hamburg SV and FC St. Pauli

shopping trip in the city centre of Hamburg

harbour boat trip on the Elbe

visit Hamburgs most famous street, the Reeperbahn

experience the Hamburg Dungeon


Getting There

Hamburg Airport is just over 4 miles from the tournament venue. The following airlines fly there from the UK and Ireland.

Aer Lingus from Dublin
British Airways from London Heathrow
Easyjet from Edinburgh, London-Gatwick and Manchester
Eurowings from London-Heathrow
RyanAir from Dublin, Edinburgh and London-Stansted

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by the tournament transport and taken to your accommodation.

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