With the new football season, people can sing and cheer again in the stands. Up to 25,000 spectators should be allowed.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Mönchengladbach: Soccer: Bundesliga, training start Borussia Mönchengladbach. Spectators greet the team in the stadium for their first training session.
The Bundesliga will open on August 13 with the game Borussia Mönchengladbach – FC Bayern Munich.
According to a decision by the state and senate chancelleries heads, the stadiums for major sporting events can again be used to a maximum of 50 percent. The total number is initially capped at a maximum of 25,000 spectators.
I think that is, by and large, reasonable.
Karl Lauterbach, SPD health politician
“I believe that this will work,” said the SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach the “editorial network Germany”.
Sixty thousand spectators are expected at the EM for the semi-finals in London’s Wembley Stadium. Andreas Stamm from London on the risky situation.
Bayern Munich is an exception.
There is one exception: FC Bayern may play its home games in the Munich Arena in front of a maximum of 20,000 spectators. Reason: Due to the delta variant of the coronavirus and the expected return problem, the Free State of Bavaria is initially taking a cautious course in re-admitting spectators and only wants to allow a maximum occupancy of 35 percent. The Bundesliga clubs FC Augsburg and Greuther Fürth, as well as the other Bavarian clubs in the 2nd and 3rd league, are also affected.
At the European Football Championship, up to 14,500 spectators were allowed in the group games of the DFB-Elf and the quarter-finals Italy – Belgium in Munich.
Soccer, Bundesliga: The Borussia Mönchengladbach team celebrates with cardboard fan cutouts in the stands.
Is it over for the cardboard comrades? Borussia Mönchengladbach is looking forward to fans and FC Bayern at the start of the season.
“The specifications are based on the duration of the epidemic situation of national scope, which is limited to 9/11/2021”, it says in the resolution. At a later point in time, “with progressive vaccinations and a general improvement in the pandemic situation, further relief in the direction of normal operation” is possible.
Low incidences make significant events possible again. We do not want to endanger that by carelessness.
The authorities approve the essential requirement for the audience to return. The incidence figures, which must not exceed 35, are taken into account. In Baden-Württemberg, the upper limit is 50. People who have not been vaccinated or have recovered from corona disease must present a negative corona test.