Meanwhile, Friedrich Curtius, the secretary general of the DFB, said in a statement that he expects the national soccer body to develop protocols that would allow spectators to attend German national team games later this year. If approved, protocols would likely only allow for the partial attendance of fans, meaning that clubs will not yet be able to fill stadiums to full capacity on matchdays.
‘In order to assist clubs in creating concepts for their individual locations, following further discussions with the ministry, the DFL will continue to devise a guideline for the basic structure of local concepts and release this to the clubs,’ the DFL said.
The 2020-21 season of the Spanish football league (La Liga) is expected to begin in September this year, the league’s president Javier Tebas said. But what about the fans? Will the league still be played in empty stadiums?
“It’s quite probable that there will be some fans inside the stadium when the new season starts on September 12,” said Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, La Liga India, at a virtual press conference held on Wednesday.
He said the league is working with the Spanish government and health experts to ensure some fans are allowed inside the stadium.
“But don’t expect immediately that there will be 100,000 fans at Camp Nou or 80,000 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, we are still a few months away from that,” La Liga’s India head added.
According to the Times report, clubs could be permitted to host matches at between 30 and 50 per cent capacity, with supporters also likely be instructed to wear face masks and venues opening up to three hours prior to kick-off.
It also comes after the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said on 9th July that domestic soccer in the Netherlands would resume in September with grounds at 15 to 35 per cent capacity.