German football was the first European League to resume after the coronavirus crisis and it seems that they could be the first League to allow the fans back in the stadiums as well.apparently
Apparently, the German Federation could allow the home side to fill 20% of their stadium in the upcoming games. It means that 15000 people could attend Bayern’s game with Schalke on Friday when the Bundesliga kicks off.
However, the away fans will not be allowed to attend games Just yet.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the coming months and if it is successful more fans could be allowed to attend the games in future.
There will be a six-week test phase and the fans will have to follow several guidelines. Alcohol will be banned and the fans will have to stay 1.5 metres apart and wear face masks.
Football is being played behind closed doors for months now and the fans will be desperate to get back to the stadiums this season.
Apart from the lack of atmosphere, the absence of the fans have hurt clubs financially as well. clubs are missing out on millions of pounds in matchday revenue and it has affected their transfer business this summer.
“Sports events thrive on fans’ support and atmosphere with an audience – this applies to Bundesliga games as well as to amateur sports,” said Armin Laschet, state premier for Germany’s football hotbed North-Rhine Westphalia.