Coach Markus Weinzierl from FC Augsburg spoke out in favor of a fan return before the next meeting of the federal and state governments.
“As far as fan utilization is concerned, we are at the same level as at the beginning of the pandemic, that can’t really be the case. That’s why it’s difficult for me to understand when I see other things that are allowed somewhere, and in the In the football stadium, nobody is allowed to watch a game from a distance, with hygiene regulations,” said Weinzierl before the game at Bayer Leverkusen.
Due to the corona pandemic with the rapidly spreading Omikron variant, no spectators are currently allowed in Bavaria’s stadiums. “We have already proven that we can do it. That’s why I find zero spectators very, very difficult, there must be interim solutions, even a few thousand spectators would help us, especially here in Augsburg,” said Weinzierl, looking at them already tested return concepts of the Bundesliga.
Most recently, the four most important German professional leagues had called for an end to blanket fan bans in a letter to the Chancellery and the Prime Minister. “Clear, practicable and, above all, forward-looking solutions” and the “return to location-based concepts” should be there, it said.