In what can only be considered a setback, a rise in COVID-19 cases in Munich will once again leave the Allianz Arena empty. With the Bundesliga opener just hours away, Bayern Munich will not be able to host fans as city officials reacted to a rise in coronavirus cases that forced them to make a tough decision to ban spectators.
Deutsche Welle reported the news via its Twitter account and will surely have additional details and information as the this story develops:
BREAKING - Fans are forbidden from attending Bayern's opening Bundesliga match of the season against Schalke tomorrow evening. #FCB pic.twitter.com/rXK02ffZzG— DW Sports (@dw_sports) September 17, 2020
As @dw_sports indicates, the 24-hour spike in cases was the primary driver for Munich city officials to block fans from attending Bayern Munich’s season opener against Schalke 04:
The decision was made after the city of Munich saw a spike in COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. More on this story to follow. pic.twitter.com/3h4GvXFZ1g— DW Sports (@dw_sports) September 17, 2020
Bayern Munich had planned to allow 7,500 fans to attend the match, but those plans — as of now — have gone out the window.
With this story evolving, we will provide additional information and details as they become available to the media.