BUNDESLIGA MAY ALLOW FANS
Germany’s first and second division soccer clubs said Tuesday they were prepared to allow some fans back into stadiums next season if the country’s political authorities gave the green light later this month. “We are preparing to take this small step (with fans in stadiums) when the time comes,” German Football League chief executive officer Christian Seifert, pictured, said. “Priority is not full stadiums but the health situation. We should not take unnecessary risks but we should also not capitulate and just expect it to go away.” The new Bundesliga season starts Sept. 18. In light of the pandemic, Seifert said that if fans were allowed into stadiums, there would be no visiting supporters at least until the end of the year to minimize the risk of infection, no standing tribunes and no alcohol sales.