The new season of the Bundesliga will see the current champion Bayern Munich play against Schalke 04 in the opening match.
After a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, the decision to invite 7,500 fans to the Allianz Arena was changed, writes ESPN.
In the last week, the number of infected in Munich per 100,000 people has risen by 48 percent, which is above the allowed limit of 35 percent agreed earlier this week at the level of all German states.
In the capital of Bavaria, 151 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Thursday, so the mayor of Minena made the decision to play the match without the presence of the audience.
The Bayern – Schalke 04 match will be played on Friday at 20:30.