TTriple winner FC Bayern will be the first Bundesliga club in months to play a competitive game in front of spectators. As the European Football Union Uefa announced on Tuesday, several thousand fans will be admitted to the Supercup game of the Champions League winner against the winner of the Europa League, this year Sevilla FC, on September 24th in Budapest. Football has “lost something of its character” in the Corona crisis, said Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin. “We hope to be able to use the Supercup as a pilot project.”
Bayern Munich’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge supports the project. “I welcome Uefa’s decision to re-admit spectators to the FC Bayern Supercup final against Sevilla FC on September 24th in Budapest on the basis of an elaborated health concept. Because the fans are an important part of football culture, without them atmosphere and emotions are missing, ”explained Rummenigge at the request of the German Press Agency.
Up to 30 percent of the approximately 67,000 places in the Puskás Aréna in Budapest are to be filled. “We are working closely with the Hungarian Federation and the government to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in the game. We will not take any chances, ”said Ceferin.