The signs that the Bundesliga starts playing ghost games like after the restart are increasing.
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder wants to stick to the federal government’s previous timetable after the rising number of corona infections in Germany.
“I doubt that we can decide on further easing measures in August. Therefore, as a football fan, I am very skeptical about the start of the Bundesliga. Ghost games yes, but I think stadiums with 25,000 spectators are very difficult to imagine,” said the CSU politician Picture on Sunday.
“That would send the wrong signal and would also be difficult to convey to the general public if we used up huge amounts of test capacity.”
Clubs develop concepts for fan return
A few weeks ago, the DFL presented the clubs with concept proposals for the gradual return of the fans to the stadiums. Union Berlin had caused a sensation and announced that it wanted to have all ticket holders tested in order to get a full stadium. Other clubs plan with fewer fans, Borussia Dortmund, for example, provides for a maximum of 15,000 spectators in a fan concept.
According to Söder, however, this scenario should have become unlikely at the start of the season on September 18.