Arminia Bielefeld’s trainer Uwe Neuhaus has criticised different plans for fan return to the Bundesliga.
That individual rules would be made at every location, that was “not to be accepted”, said the coach of the Bundesliga’s “New Westphalia” ascender. For example, RB Leipzig plans to start its season in consultation with local health authorities with 8500 spectators at the stadium.” It cannot play a club with spectators while the others look into the pipes,”said Neuhaus.
Other clubs such as Chemnitz FC and FSV Mainz 05 have already received approval for the fan return at the DFB Cup. For the respective clubs, agreements with the health authorities are mandatory on the basis of the different national regulations.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, which has comparatively many Corona cases, sports events are initially covered with total 300 participants. In Bielefeld, the seven-day incidence according to the “New Westphalia” for about eight Corona cases is located on 100.000 inhabitants. We are also not seriously affected,”said Arminia-Coach Neuhaus.
His club should therefore also be allowed to return fans. According to the newspaper, Arminia has developed a hygiene concept that provides for the approval of up to 12.000 visitors to the Skoco Arena. This includes 26.500 places.