(CNN) -- There is a unique bond between German soccer club Union Berlin and its fans and the proximity of that relationship was honored in a philosophical manner across the weekend as the group made its Bundesliga introduction.
Ahead of Saturday's match against RB Leipzig, Union assistants held up placards of deceased family members with an inscription"Edlich dabei" (Finally there).
The deceased were even counted from the official attendance. The Stadion An der Alten F??rsterei's official capacity is currently recorded as 22,402, but Saturday's attendance was recorded as 22,467.
The scene, which is the biggest purpose-built football floor in Berlin, has been opened in 1920, but has experienced a series of structural modifications through the years, notably the refurbishment and roof of the status areas between June 2008 and July 2009.
According to the club site, Union fans"assembled their own stadium," with over 2,300 volunteers providing 140,000 hours of labor time, assisting the Berlin staff save countless dollars.
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Saturday's tribute has been organized by a collection of fan groups, together with pictures of the fans as the club anthem spelled out increased before kick-off. Their tickets' expenses were paid for by supporters.
But, Union's introduction to the Bundesliga proved that a demanding one -- Leipzig hammered them 4-0.
Season Union finished third in the second tier of football to make a playoff against VfB Stuttgart.
Union's following ton success and marketing watched the team become the first in the former East Germany out of East Berlin and the fifth to get passage.