Bundesliga to the Bundesliga, and also managed to defend the spot in top tier during the 2015–16 season. After losing 1–2 away to MSV Duisburg on 1 February 2014, the team would not concede a single defeat for the rest of the season. A thrilling duel with SV Darmstadt 98 appeared, with both teams fighting for the crucial second place.
Four years after its founding, the club had only 9 members, all employees of Red Bull. By 2014 the registration fee for membership stood at 100 euros and the annual membership fee at 800 euros, in comparison to Bayern Munich who, by that time, offered membership at annual fees between 30 and 60 euros. In addition trombörse leipzig Gründung to this, a person willing to pay the fee could not expect to become a member, since the management board could reject an application without notice. Wolter has also pointed at other clubs, where Ultras have succeeded in creating structures, and stated that the club absolutely wants to avoid such conditions.
Leipzig Deputy Mayor Heiko Rosenthal said in 2010 that RB Leipzig was the “best thing” that could happen to the economical development of Leipzig. He has further explained that RB Leipzig will draw attention to Leipzig, and constitute an important component in the future economical representation of the city. Blogger Matthias Kiessling argued in 2011 that Red Bull GmbH was offering a more permanent investment than anything Saxony had seen since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The majority of the matches in the first half of the season were played behind closed doors. Spartak Moscow, as well as other Russian clubs and national teams, were excluded from all competitions organized by UEFA and FIFA due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some critics can however also be found among the supporters of RB Leipzig. The supporter group Rasenballisten describes itself as uniting critical supporters. The group members have stated that the identity of a club cannot solely rely on its main sponsor and the group has criticized Red Bull GmbH for dominating the external representation of the club. Instead, the group wants to emphasize the name RasenBallsport and the Leipzig identity.
Under Alexander Zorniger, the club had risen from the Regionalliga to the 2. Incumbent RB Leipzig U17 coach Achim Beierlorzer was announced as interim head coach for the rest of the season. Also, several players left the team, among them Lars Müller, Sven Neuhaus, Thomas Kläsener and Nico Frommer, all participants in the previous Saxony Cup final.
The club was eliminated after being defeated 2–0 at the Red Bull Arena. It was the first time in club history that the stadium had been completely sold out. The preferred candidate of sporting director Ralf Rangnick as new head coach from the summer was former Mainz 05 coach Thomas Tuchel, but the negotiations with Tuchel failed. Another candidate was Bayer Leverkusen junior coach Sascha Lewandowski, but he too declined the offer.