Bundesliga Leipzig To Kick Off New Bundesliga Season With Spectators

Bundesliga have given the greenlight for RB Leipzig to allow some fans into their stadium ahead of the 2020-2021 season opener on September 20.

Leipzig became the first club that will see supporters return to the stands when the new season gets underway after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The city health authority in Tuesday said 8,500 spectators will be allowed to inside the stadium.

Leipzig face Mainz 05 on 20 September and fans will be allowed in if coronavirus infection rates in the region remain at current levels.

According to BBC Sport, all fans will have to wear face masks and will be placed in small groups spread across the 42,000-seat stadium.

There will be no visiting spectators and all supporters must provide personal details and be local residents.

“After a detailed examination the Leipzig health authority has approved the strict health plan of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig,” the city said in a statement.

“This means for the first game of the season on 20 September up to 8,500 spectators can be allowed in.”

Leipzig mayor Burkhart Jung added: “With this approval we want to dare to go a bit towards normalcy.

“We are aware that the pandemic is far from beaten. But wherever possible, under strict conditions, people must be allowed to return to their daily routines.”

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