Borussia Dortmund are currently working hard to prepare for next season's home matches. The club hope to be able to welcome fans back into the stadium while of course respecting all hygiene regulations in place. All plans are dependent on the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus pandemic as well as feedback from the club's fans.
A few weeks ago, the DFL set up a committee tasked with developing nationwide guidelines for holding matches with a partial number of spectators present in stadiums. The resulting guidelines were published mid-week and presented to both club representatives and politicians. Representatives of Borussia Dortmund were involved in the preparation of the guidelines.
The national guidelines, which can be accessed in full via this link, include an outline of the general conditions necessary for the staging of a matchday. This covers arrival at the stadium, access to the interior, as well as departure. The responsible departments and officials at BVB are now working together with the local authorities, in particular the public health department, to apply these general conditions to home matches held at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
The club are ensuring that fans are involved in the decision-making processes. Discussions with the fan council and smaller meetings with fan representatives are currently being held at regular intervals in order to discuss the planned measures and exchange ideas. There is no doubt that a match with partial attendance can only be seen as a small step towards normality. It can only be hoped that the form of support we're used to seeing - a stadium full of fans - can be experienced again as soon as possible.
We would like to thank you in advance for your dedication and for the numerous ideas, comments and suggestions we've received, both in and outside the established channels of communication. Everyone at Borussia Dortmund would like to see fans back in the stadium as soon as possible - although it goes without saying that the constantly-evolving Coronavirus situation must be closely monitored and all relevant local and national regulations must be respected.