"There is a very responsible protection concept of the german soccer league," the CDU politician told the newspapers of the funke mediengruppe. "On this basis, there was actually hope that we would soon be able to allow stadium attendance again. However, given the current infection levels, that seems difficult at the moment."
The 59-year-old referred to the conference with his colleagues, which will probably take place next week, for a "timely" agreement, "although at the moment one should not hold out much hope here for major events".
The DFL had drawn up a concept for the return of fans that the clubs were to implement in cooperation with the local authorities. German chancellor angela merkel (CDU), however, had ruled out relaxing the corona requirements for soccer as recently as monday. The health ministers of the federal states had previously agreed that stadiums should be opened to fans until at least october 31. October is not to be endorsed. The 2020/21 season in professional soccer begins with the first round of the DFB cup on the second weekend in september.