Government allows season to resume from mid-May – statement by Christian Seifert

Christian Seifert, Neujahrsempfang 2018

6 May 2020 – Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of the German federal states decided today, Wednesday, that the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 seasons can resume from mid-May. In this respect, Christian Seifert, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the DFL and DFL CEO declared:

“Today’s decision is good news for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. It is associated with a great responsibility for the clubs and their employees to implement the medical and organisational requirements in a disciplined manner. Matches without stadium spectators are not an ideal solution for anyone. However, during this crisis, which threatens the existence of some clubs, it is the only option to preserve the leagues in their present form. Today I’d like to thank the decision-makers at the state and federal level for placing their confidence in us”.