With the number of cases of coronavirus decreasing, 1. FC Union Berlin have submitted an official request to the Senate's Department for Internal and Sport to conduct a pilot event with fans in attendance for the final home match of the season against RB Leipzig on Saturday May 22.
If the incidence number for Berlin falls below 100 for the fifth successive day, the "emergency brake" protocols will fall and the Infection Protection Measures will come into place. Under Section 9 of these regulations, there is the opportunity to request pilot events to test hygiene, protection or testing concepts.
1. FC Union Berlin would like to use the upcoming Bundesliga match to test the feasibility of events, which will include a return of supporters who have been tested, vaccinated or have recovered from coronavirus.
If the pandemic situation improves and the Senate approves the request, the final Bundesliga game of the 2020/21 campaign could take place at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei with fans in attendance.
Similar to the procedures at the start of the season, tickets will be allocated via a lottery / ballot system. This would be for club members who have a season ticket for the 2020/2021 season. For organisational purposes, the ballot will take place on Monday 17 May – irrespective of the outcome of the application.
All details of the ballot procedure and corona-related requirements will be communicated to season ticket holders by email.
If the application is accepted and there is no short-term cancellation, any remaining tickets would be made available on Friday May 21. Union will communicate this information separately and in due course.