Good morning, Fear The Wall!
Fans in the Westfalenstadion
Yep, you read that correctly: Up to 10,000 fans will be able to attend Saturday’s season-opening fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Saturday's home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 spectators! ️ pic.twitter.com/frpQnb3eIJ— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) September 15, 2020
According to Goal, Dortmund and the other Bundesliga clubs have been given the thumbs-up from the German government to have a limited number of fans in their stadiums. Up to 20% capacity, specifically, and no away fans are permitted inside the stadium. No alcohol will be made available for fans inside the stadium, which is understandable. If the infection rate of the home city is too high over a seven-day period, the match will go behind closed doors.
That means probably no Yellow Wall at any of our home games this year, as the Südtribüne is usually packed tight together. Although I’m sure the 10,000 fans attending the match Saturday will make enough noise to give Dortmund that home-field advantage.
Of the countries with high-level football, it seems that Germany has done the best in controlling the COVID pandemic, thus they are allowed to have a very limited number of fans inside the stadiums. This is has the potential to be the model for other countries to follow if things go well enough overall, or it could lead to disaster and the temporary suspension of the league if it all goes horribly wrong.
Dortmund Set to Sign Another English Wonderkid
BVB are close to making another signing of a talented English youngster, as Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is set to sign for Dortmund from Manchester City. The 16 year-old will move straight to the BVB Academy and play for the U-19 team.
Borussia Dortmund are set to complete the signing of Jamie Bynoe-Gittens from Manchester City. The 16 year old will initially play for the U-19s. Borussia Dortmund beat out competition from a number of big clubs for his signature [Ruhr Nachrichten] #BVB— BVB Buzz (@BVBBuzz) September 15, 2020
Dortmund had to fend off PSG and Real Madrid for the young player, but the young Englishman is all theirs. You might remember another young English player that BVB signed away from Manchester City, I wonder how he’s been doing lately.
Welcome to the club, JBG™!
The Daily Buzz
What is everyone’s thoughts on limited capacity at Bundesliga matches?