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BREAKING: COVID-19 spike cancels Bayern Munich’s plan for fans

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A limited number of fans were expected to attend Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga opener against Shalke 04, but a spike in coronavirus cases will leave the Allianz Arena empty once again.

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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:

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:

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.