Berlin (AP) – The drastic reduction in the number of spectators allowed at the home games of the Bundesliga football club Hertha BSC and 1. FC Union Berlin is increasingly likely.

As the newspaper “Bild” reports, the Berlin Senate is talking about a maximum of 500 participants for outdoor events. The magazine contains a document that also states that the restriction should initially apply until the end of the year (December 31) due to the rapidly increasing number of corona cases. Currently, up to 5000 participants are still allowed in open-air events in Berlin.

The amendment has not yet been decided and it also seems possible that the new regulation will not be introduced. Should this happen, it remains to be seen whether tickets will be sold at all for the games in the Olympic Stadium and the An der Alten F√∂rsterei stadium. With such a small audience, the hygiene and safety efforts should hardly be worth it. According to “Bild”, with a hygiene concept and approval from the local health department, up to 800 participants could be possible.

Last Saturday there were about 4,500 fans at the home game of 1. FC Union against SC Freiburg (1: 1) in Berlin-K√∂penick. It is still unclear what the situation will look like next Sunday (6 p.m. / Sky) for Hertha’s match against VfL Wolfsburg. Hertha temporarily suspended ticket sales on Monday. The capital’s club called the “current pandemic situation” on Twitter the reason for the measure. “We are in contact with the Senate and will keep you informed,” said the tweet.

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