BUNDESLIGA: Dortmund vs Gladbach 10,000 fans set to be in the stadium

BUNDESLIGA: Dortmund vs Gladbach 10,000 fans set to be in the stadium

The 2020/2021 Bundesliga season will begin on Friday September 18
and 10,000 fans is set to be in the stadium to watch the match between Borussia Dortmund and Burossia Monchenglabach.

Other clubs playing in the German top-flight league have also been reportedly given the green light for fans to return to the stadium amid the coronavirus.

Covid-19 forced the league to be postponed in March but when the 2019/2020 season resumed in May, games were played behind close doors as a measure to curtain the spread of the virus.

A trial is set to begin with only 20 percentage of the stadium capacity will be in use as fans gradually return to the stadium, while fans will not be allow to come to the stadium with alcohol and strict hygiene will be imposed.

Only home fans will be allowed into the stadium and if the infection rate in the city increases over one week, games will be forced to take place behind close doors.

Dortmund said in a statement yesterday (September 15) that only fans from North Rhine-Westphalia or Dortmund will be given access into stadium on Saturday.

The chief executive officer of Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “The Bundesliga teams but also the clubs and association of other sports, can be very happy today, and we definitely have this feelings at BVB.

“I will like to thank everybody in politics who contributed to today’s decision in the past few weeks. At the same time i feel a great obligation that we as clubs, together with the fans involved, will handle his probationary period extremely responsible in the coming weeks. The now approved partial re-admission of viewers is in any case a very important step for all football fans in Germany.”

Dortmund finished in second place last season with 69 points behind champions of Europe, Bayern Munich, while Gladbach successfully secured a top-four place with 65 points which will guarantee them Champions League football.

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