Spectators were allowed in all stadiums on the first day of the Bundesliga, but not nearly as many as possible. Fredi Bobic is now demanding that larger audience numbers be allowed in the coming weeks.
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According to Bobic, German professional football is under “brutal pressure” because of the ongoing corona pandemic. Many clubs are financially troubled and need more income.
“We don’t have much time left, the situation is serious. If we don’t return halfway to normality and a certain degree of predictability this season, I’m very worried,” said Bobic Picture on sunday.
The maximum permitted number of spectators of 25,000 fans is only a start for Bobic, but in the long run this is “not enough at the back and front.” Accordingly, the liquidity and the high personnel costs are a problem for many teams. “The worries are getting bigger again,” warned the new managing director of Hertha.
Bayer Leverkusen, 1. FC Köln and Borussia Dortmund have already taken the first steps and almost only allow those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered to the stadiums. Hertha BSC has not yet made a decision in this regard, but wants to examine the whole thing. However, Bobic warned that in the long run it could be difficult to withhold their rights from vaccinated and convalescent people and spoke of a “major stress test” for football.