RB Leipzig plans to allow 8500 fans into stadium for Bundesliga opener

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RB Leipzig has revealed plans are put in place to allow up to 8500 fans into the Red Bull Arena for the club’s Bundesliga opener against FSV Mainz 05 on September 20.

The announcement follows the release of new protection measures made against the coronavirus, which came into effect in Saxony on September 1. To ensure that the spread of the virus is reduced to as low as possible there will be an obligation to wear a face mask when entering the stadium.

Additionally, only season ticket holders for the 2020/21 season will be eligible for the tickets, which will be raffled off. Moreover, only season ticket holders whose address is in Saxony will be able to travel to the game.

Via Twitter an RB Leipzig spokesperson stated: “After discussion with the DFL, the decision was taken to implement the concept. A decisive factor for the implementation remains at all times the regional infection levels, which must be permanently reassessed in correspondence with the public health department of Leipzig.

“New protection measures against the coronavirus came into effect in Saxony on 1st September. On the basis of these, the associated implementation provisions and the hygiene concept for home games, the proposal was approved by the public health department of Leipzig on Tuesday.”

Other regulations that will be implemented include issuing strict hygiene measures, providing regular tests, and also ensuring permanent monitoring will be done throughout the game.

RB Leipzig will also be implementing the DFL’s guidelines, which were announced on August 4, these include not having any away fans at matches and serving no alcohol. Moreover, the club’s standing section will also be made unavailable for any future matches.