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After two years of viewer limitation: Leipzig hopes against Frankfurt on full hut

Four times the Leipzig had to compete last away (Bundesliga, Cup, Europa League), on Saturday against Freiburg play the Sachsen once again in front of the local audience – it will be at the same time the last game with a limitation of the audience numbers: because on 20 March may be For the first time, RB will present itself back to the full house – namely before 47,069 spectators.

For Cologne and Wolfsburg, this is likely to apply in about two weeks, the two clubs received in the other Sunday games of the 27th matchday Dortmund or Leverkusen.

Then almost exactly two years after the pandemic beginning passed, in which German professional football had to be handled with a wide variety of spectators concepts – and, unlike other sports, thanks to the further bubbling TV revenues made reasonably glimated.

Second Liga-Kracher, Ghost Game, Last Hurray in Ibrox Park

The last game in German professional football with spectators before the Restrictions due to Corona was the second division-Kracher on March 9, 2020 between the VfB Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld – the 1: 1 between the second-placed VFB and the leader from Ostwestfalen saw at one Monday evening 54.302 Spectators in the Stuttgart Arena. Two days later followed the first ghosts of the Bundesliga history – the Rheinderby between Gladbach and Cologne, which won the Borussia on March 11, 2020 2: 1. And the very last duel of a German club in front of full hut was Leverkusens Europa League appearance at Glasgow Rangers – on March 17, 2020 the last hurray in Ibrox Park.

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What the football is missing without fans

A year ghost games

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After that, not only the football stood still, Lockdowns, Corona waves and relaxation phases changed since then. The Bundesliga and 2. League started again on 16 May 2020 in the game operation, a corresponding hygiene concept of DFL enabled the continued existence of the two professional leagues and their 36 clubs. The 2019/20 season was completely played with “ghosts” and played with empty ranks. In the following season ghost games and games changed under partial utilization of stadium capacities. However, full utilization has not been given for a good two years.

Stadium visits are now linked to a corresponding vaccination status or certain “G” rules. If Leipzig receives the Frankfurters in the first of the three Sunday games on the 27th match day, the 3G rule, ie a daily negative test is sufficient to get into the stadium.