German politicians have decided that fans across all 16 states can return to sports stadiums. For a six-week trial period, clubs will be allowed to use up to 20% of their stadiums' capacities. Strict coronavirus measures will be in place.
The new Bundesliga season got underway last weekend, with a limited number of fans allowed in the stadiums. Further progress will depend on infection rates in Germany, but it remains a precarious balancing act.
Germany's 16 federal states have reached an agreement that will allow a limited number of fans return to football stadiums across the country. The states are to review the pilot project in six weeks' time.
Tens of thousands of German football fans are set to return to Bundesliga stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. DW's Felix Tamsut believes German clubs and authorities need to get their priorities straight.
The German Cup first round saw the return of spectators in stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hertha Berlin were the only Bundesliga team eliminated over the weekend, though Hoffenheim nearly joined them.
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