1. FC Saarbrücken home game against Unterhaching turns into a ghost game

News from 1. FC Saarbrücken | Image: Regio-Journal
News from 1. FC Saarbrücken | Image: Regio-Journal
As 1. FC Saarbrücken announced in the evening, the game against Unterhaching on Sunday will be a ghost game. The association announced that the risk of the local corona pandemic worsening is too high due to the gathering of several hundred people.

"The previously permitted upper limit of 900 viewers has been drastically reduced. The valid hygiene concept must be adapted to the current intensified pandemic situation and coordinated with the authorities that must be involved. This changeover cannot be carried out in the short term, nor with the necessary care to ensure the health of our audience and the group of people accompanying the matchday. With great regret, but also with the necessary respect and a sense of responsibility for social realities, we therefore decided to hold the game against Unterhaching as a so-called "ghost game" without spectators“, Reports the association.

The club saw the selection of those who should have come to the stadium as another problem:There was definitely no fair solution to this. We do not presume to choose those from an enthusiastic crowd of 900 ticket holders who are ultimately allowed to enter the stadium and involuntarily disappoint the others. That would be unreasonable".

The association asks for understanding for the decision and points out the responsibility of all people: "In these times, we all bear the responsibility for containing the epidemic and for a speedy return to normal with our own behavior. So please stay away from Ludwigspark on this Sunday and do not travel there. In doing so, you help ensure that games played by 1. FC Saarbrücken do not pose a threat to the health of the population".

The purchase price of the tickets will be refunded through the ticket provider. He will be in touch on Monday.