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Union re-files for 1,500 fans as German clubs will the dam to break

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

As corona rates fall in the nation's capital, FC Union Berlin once again seeks to lead the way in the legal fight to bring live fans back to footballing venues. 

FC Union Berlin application for spectators differs from that of the other Bundesliga club tantalizingly close to breaking the barrier, 1. Köln, in both scope and organization.  
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Not to be outdone by their crosstown rivals, Berlin's Köpenick club also resubmitted an existing application for an allotment of 1,500 live fans for the final match of the season at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. The club confirmed the resubmission on Sunday.


Union's hygiene concept, which involves rapid antigen tests just outside the stadium, was actually tested during a fixture in mid-March. The club confirmed that it wishes to expand the field of potential re-entry to those capable of proving that they have received a vaccination.

The club also announced that it would began a lottery selection process among season ticket holders on Monday, even though it remains to be seen if the Berliner Senate will permit the organization to pick up where it left off.

To reiterate the most important fact conveyed in a previous article on Köln, It looks increasingly likely that the Bundesrepublik's way out of lockdown will proceed with begin with small outdoor events being allowed if the local incidence rate falls below a seven-day-average of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to the latest data from Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berlin's city-wide infection rate has fallen to 66.9 per 100,000. Union play for a chance to qualify for the new UEFA Europa Conference League on Saturday.


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