The BVB board of management are conducting a serious assessment of the current situation regarding corona virus containment measures and are consulting with politicians, authorities, associations and other expert institutions.

The security authorities in France have just informed us that Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match in Paris will take place behind closed doors. We were prepared for this eventuality and have made the appropriate preparations. We will inform the public as soon as we are able to give concrete answers to the various questions that are, understandably, being asked at the moment. 

With regards to Saturday's Ruhr derby against FC Schalke 04, we expect a binding decision from the relevant authorities by tomorrow at the latest. We cannot and do not wish to comment on this matter for the time being. As soon as we have reliable information, we will take the appropriate action and inform the public. Especially on and our digital channels.

We will make sure to keep you informed.