Munich (AP) – FC Bayern Munich can play for fans in the coronavirus pandemic at the earliest in six weeks.
Due to the increased corona figures, the city of Munich decided that no football matches with spectators could take place in Munich until October 25. This has consequences for the German record match for the champions cup against 1. FC Düren (15 October), the Champions League match against Atlético Madrid (21st) and the Bundesliga match with Eintracht Frankfurt (24th). The next home game after that is against Werder Bremen on November 21. In the Bundesliga, FC Bayern is one of the few teams that has had to do without spectators so far.
TSV 1860 Munich’s third division matches against VfB Lübeck and Türkgücü against SV Wehen Wiesbaden, scheduled for Saturday (2 p.m.), will be affected. Wednesday was the okay for matches for a small number of fans. After the seven-day incidence rose from 32.5 on Tuesday to 42.4 according to the Robert Koch Institute, authorities spoke out against admitting fans. The incidence of seven days indicates the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.
“The short-term cancellation for this weekend is especially bitter for fans and clubs, we are well aware of that. But it also shows that there is currently no point in specifying on a fixed date what could be possible three days later. The current infection events are just too dynamic, “said Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD).” That’s why we’ve decided not to allow any spectator games for the next two weeks or more. Only in this way can we prevent everyone from having to make very annoying short-term cancellations again. “
According to the announcement, the health and environment department considers the “infectious situation” in Munich as unstable. The infection process was spread across the city, with a significant proportion of new infections due to cases associated with gatherings of larger groups of people, he said.
After the rise of Türkgücü, professional football has returned to the Olympic Stadium on a regular basis for the first time in 15 years. The promoted player can play up to eight games in the Olympic Park arena. The start takes place without spectators.