The 2020/21 campaign is over. Preparations for the new season are in full swing. And multiple eventualities are being considered "because we don't currently know how the corona situation will impact various events," explained managing director Carsten Cramer. What could Borussia Dortmund's summer look like? Six keywords, six answers.
1 | Season opening ceremony
"Like last summer, we'll probably have to resort to digital and virtual formats. However, our experiences from last summer mean we're well-positioned enough to offer good entertainment and events in a digital format." It is ultimately a case of having to prepare something today that may not get used tomorrow.
2 | USA or Asia Tour
"Like last year, the overseas tour will have to take place virtually, but will probably be worldwide rather than being restricted to Asia."
3 | Training camp
"That's scheduled from 23 to 31 July, once again in Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. The team will return to Dortmund a week before the cup commences."
4 | Friendly fixtures
"I presume that we will not be able to hold friendly fixtures in Dortmund, at least not in SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Unfortunately! Jakub Kuba Blaszczykowski wants us to go to Wisla Krakow. In Poland, the infection rate means that matches can already be held in the presence of spectators. But as of today, every idea is still uncertain."
5 | Attendance
"We have big hopes for our first home game in mid-August and are presuming it can take place with spectators."
6 | Season tickets
"Prior to the last home game against Leverkusen, we informed our season ticket holders by e-mail that we will continue to reserve their season tickets but will not debit a cent yet. The season ticket will only be activated once the stadium can be at full capacity again. Until then, season ticket holders will have a right of first refusal on day tickets."