STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Dortmund set to host 10,000 fans for their Bundesliga opener

As per the new guidelines, 20 per cent of the stadium can be used and strict hygiene requirements need to be followed.

Published: 16th September 2020 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2020 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

Dortmund fans display their team's logo. (Photo | AFP)

Dortmund fans display their team's logo. (Photo | AFP)

By IANS

BERLIN: Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund will allow 10,000 fans inside the stadium for their 2020/21 season opener against Monchengladbach to be played at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

"Saturday's home match against Borussia Monchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 spectators," the official handle of Borussia Dortmund tweeted.

This decision comes as Bundesliga clubs have been reportedly given a go-ahead to allow fans inside stadiums for the upcoming season, as per goal.com. Away fans will not be allowed to attend, though a game would be forced back behind closed doors if the infection rate in the home city is too high over a period of seven day.

As per the new guidelines, 20 per cent of the stadium capacity can be used and strict hygiene requirements need to be followed, with alcohol banned.

The 2019-20 season had resumed in May behind closed doors in May due to Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the league to be postponed in March.

Last season saw Dortmund finish second to Bayern Munich, while Gladbach secured a top-four spot as they qualified for the Champions League.


Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp