Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, Union Berlin has refrained from spectators at home games in the Bundesliga. For an anniversary match, the stadium in the Alte Försterei must once again accommodate thousands of fans.
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Union Berlin is planning a home game with spectators for the first time since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. It is expected that a maximum of 5,000 spectators will come to the stadium in the Alte Försterei on Saturday for the friendly match against 1. FC Nürnberg. The Bundesliga club announced this on its homepage.
It says: “For the first time since the start of the containment measures of the corona pandemic, Union will play a home game for spectators. According to the current Infection Protection Ordinance, from 01.09.2020 open-air events with up to 5,000 people will be allowed in Berlin.”
Tickets will be raffled
The tickets are awarded through a lottery among the club members. The cards are personalized to “ensure legally required visitor tracking”, as the club continues. It is compulsory to wear a mask near the stadium and in the stands. However, visitors can take off their mouth and nose protection in the square.
The game against the “Club” will be held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the stadium and is the last major endurance test before the “Eiserne” Bundesliga starts on September 19 against FC Augsburg.