The fan representative Helen Wide expects a return euphoria to the end of the season after the elimination of audience limits in the Football Bundesliga.
“I think that has a lot to do with the overall society situation,” said the Chairman of the Fan Organization “Our Curve” of the “German Press Agency”. “It’s just warm, people want to go out. Every human being is the pandemic a bit sorry. Since the football as well as the cultural area offers the opportunity to experience a normality as before. Whether it holds in the football then in the long term, that is the question.”
Since the 20th of March, all clubs may completely burden their stadiums despite high incidence figures. For the Bundesliga top match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig on Saturday, all 81,365 tickets have already been sold. Traditional clubs such as the VfB Stuttgart or FC Schalke 04 played back more than 55,000 spectators before the country break in the first and second leagues.
“No one can hear more the word humility”
Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, a lot has been discussed about a foreignening of the fans of professional football. Wide itself was sitting 2020 and 2021 as a representative of the AG fan cultures in the “Taskforce Future Professional football” of the German Football League. “On the question of which fruits have born this work, one has to say, of course, it is disappointing. It was very much announced. I believe, no one can hear more the word humility,” said the 34-year-old.
In her opinion, the return of many fans does not mean that the critical view of the professional football was lost. “In public, I have the pressure on the paid football, behavior and positioning differently, has never experienced as high as in this time,” she said. “If the longer term remains, that would be a great success: that a critical perspective has established itself on this industry.”