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Bundesliga plans to let fans back in stadiums next season

The German Football League has presented a plan to the 36 clubs of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga for fans to attend games from 18 September.

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Bundesliga plans to let fans back in stadiums next season
MICHAEL DALDER REUTERS

The German Football League (DFL) has presented a plan to the 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga to allow fans back into stadiums following a ban on spectators in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has seen Europe’s divisions play out the end of the 2019-20 season in empty grounds.

Among the restrictions that the DFL has proposed are a ban on alcohol sales and the temporary closure of all standing areas.

Travelling fans will also have to wait until they can attend away games with the DFL proposing the 10-percent ticket allocation for visiting sides be scrapped for now to prevent large groups travelling across Germany.

The proposal will be voted on by all 36 clubs at a general assembly on 4 August with the 2020-21 season slated to start on 18 September.

Fans' groups want full return to stadiums

Schalke'sVeltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

All of the seats in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga stadiums will be registered under the proposed guidelines to allow authorities to use track and trace technology if any coronavirus cases are detected.

Supporters’ groups have been pushing for a return to normalcy that would include away supporters and standing spectators.