As requested by Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier, the football stadiums should be used to capacity again to 20 percent. The federal states have agreed on this.
The time of ghost games is over in all stadiums of the Bundesliga. The federal states agreed on Tuesday on a six-week test phase with greatly reduced audience capacity. Nationwide, 20 percent of the seats can now be occupied at events with more than 1,000 spectators.
Concord with 6,500 – or more?
However, no spectators will be admitted to events if the 7-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants at the venue is greater than or equal to 35 and the infection rate cannot be clearly delimited.
Eintracht Frankfurt had planned for the opening game against Bielefeld on Saturday (3:30 p.m.) with 6,500 spectators, now it could be over 10,000.
Fischer: “Human lives before football games”
“It will be light years away from a magical soccer game,” said Eintracht President Peter Fischer about this scenario at hr3. In addition, his concern is “just incredibly strong all the time”. Of course, every football fan is looking forward to a piece of normality. But: “The most important thing for me is that everyone stays healthy. Human lives before football games,” said Fischer.
DFB Cup already with spectators
“20 percent as a nationwide benchmark should be possible,” Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) had previously told the hr about possible stadium utilization. “We have the pandemic under control. This is a step towards a responsible normalcy.”
At the weekend, the DFB-Pokal was a kind of test run for appropriate hygiene concepts. In Dresden, for example, 10,053 spectators saw Dynamo’s 4: 1 against Hamburger SV, and 5,000 came to 1. FC Magdeburg’s game against Darmstadt 98 (2: 3 nV). In contrast, only 300 viewers were allowed to see Borussia Dortmund’s 5-0 win at MSV Duisburg in NRW.
Broadcast: hr-fernsehen, hessenschau, September 15, 2020, 7.30 p.m.