Third division team Hansa Rostock can play their home game on Saturday (2 p.m.) against Halleschen FC in front of 777 spectators. The state government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania gave the green light after a special session on Thursday evening. This will make the game in the Ostseestadion the first professional football game in front of fans since the end of October.
The Rostock concept, which was designed in close cooperation with Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Ministry of Health, provides for rapid corona tests for all stadium visitors. The usual distance rules apply, and a mask is required.
The Rostock pilot project is made possible by the low incidence values on the Baltic Sea. The seven-day incidence in the Hanseatic city was 18.6 registered infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week on Wednesday, and 22.9 on Thursday.