At the EM 2021 spectators could return to the Munich Allianz Arena.
DFB organizer Philipp Lahm has not given up hope.
Munich - The European Championship 2021 * will take place with spectators despite the corona pandemic, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has made this unmistakably clear.
The Allianz Arena * in Munich is one of twelve locations * that will be played from June 11th to July 11th *.
The city of Munich did not want and has not been able to guarantee whether fans will be allowed in the stadium.
Philipp Lahm is now feeding the hopes of a return of the audience.
EM 2021 in Munich: Lahm promises "50 percent viewers"
According to Lahm, the German Football Association * is hoping for a half-full stadium at the European Championship games in Munich.
“There are many different scenarios.
I think 100 percent utilization will not be possible, you have to be that realistic, ”
said the DFB organizer for the Munich games at the European Championships on the radio station Antenne Bayern.
“Everything else might be possible. That's why we're planning from zero viewers to 50 percent viewers, ”
“Everything else might be possible.
That's why we're planning from zero viewers to 50 percent viewers, ”
said Lahm on the program“ Sunday Breakfast ”.
So far, the DFB and Munich had not revealed what the Munich scenarios for the summer look like in concrete terms.
EM 2021: Lahm fights for Munich as the host city
However, UEFA announced on Friday that Munich, in which all three group games of the German national team are to take place, as well as a quarter-finals, was one of the four hosts that had to submit "additional information" for the games by April 19.
Only then will a decision be made about the alignment of the planned batches at the respective locations under corona conditions.
The key point is the admission of viewers who have already promised eight European Championship cities.
Among them is the stadium in Budapest, which the Hungarians want to fully occupy with 68,000 fans.
In Baku one assumes a half-filled arena and thus around 30,000 spectators.
As many fans as possible should also find space in London's Wembley Stadium as the final venue.
Ghost games are taboo for UEFA.
Lahm was optimistic that Munich could remain an EM location.
“Hope dies last, as the saying goes.
We have to stay tuned and work for it, ”he
said on the pre-recorded broadcast.
According to the broadcaster, the statements were authorized by the UEFA announcement on Friday, even after the current development.
If no spectators are allowed in Munich, the city threatens to be canceled as an EM location.
National coach Jogi Löw, on the other hand, has already destroyed an EM dream. *
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