Full stadium allowed! But: HSV won’t make it until Sunday! – FOOTBALL SECOND LEAGUE

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    Kai-Uwe Hesse, Andreas Zschorsch, Yannick Hüber and Sebastian Karkos


In the first city, full stadiums are allowed again from the weekend – no mask requirement! With its Senate resolution, Hamburg is number 1 when it comes to reopening.

Called: HSV could play against Nuremberg again in front of 57,000 fans on Sunday. Prerequisite: the 2G rule, according to which vaccinated and convalescent people are admitted. But nothing will come of it!

According to BILD information, HSV will stay with the 3G version for this game.

A reason: Advance sales under 3G conditions have already started, 16,500 of the 19,950 permitted tickets are gone. Fans who are only tested and not recovered and vaccinated would have to return their cards.

In addition, everyone in Hamburg who enters the stadium must be vaccinated or recovered. So also the stewards, salespeople, journalists. It is impossible to ensure that in such a short time! Thus, the stadium could not be full again before Düsseldorf (October 16) at the earliest.

► At city rivals St. Pauli, the 2G rule had already been applied against Ingolstadt (4: 1). With 13,917 fans, the Millerntor was almost 50 percent full. In the upcoming home game against Dresden (October 3rd) the stadium should again be full with 29,546 spectators.

► Second division competitor Kiel is allowed to use its stadium to full capacity with 15,034 fans from the home game against Rostock (October 2nd) even under 3G conditions.

► For Union Berlin, “the 2G option cannot be implemented” at the home game against Bielefeld, as the club announced. Mainly because “there is no regulation for people who cannot or should not be vaccinated”. Means: 11 006 fans are allowed in.

► In Frankfurt, the health department of Eintracht approved the game against Cologne for up to 31,000 fans. Too late!

“Due to the short-term nature and the associated organizational challenges, Eintracht Frankfurt refrains from this option,” explained the association. This means that only 25,000 fans are allowed into the stadium against Cologne. The 2G regulation in the standing area would also have been a prerequisite for more spectators.