On Monday, April 19, UEFA will decide whether Munich will remain one of the twelve planned venues for the European Championship this summer (June 11 to July 11). UEFA demands a spectator guarantee, which the state refuses. Another German city could step in for it.
As the Picture on sunday and World on sunday report, DFB President Fritz Keller received a letter from both the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Bavarian State Chancellery in which a spectator guarantee was rejected.
UEFA had previously requested a fixed audience of 20 to 25 percent of the stadium’s capacity. In the Munich Allianz Arena, in which three preliminary round matches and a quarter-finals are supposed to take place, a minimum of 14,000 spectators would have to be allowed. Otherwise the city would be deleted as a venue. In addition to Munich, Bilbao and Dublin are also facing the end, which also do not want to give a spectator guarantee.
“At this point in time it is simply not possible to make a statement as to whether the infection situation in June will allow spectators to enter the stadium or not,” said Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter World on sunday. Above all, the promise of Budapest to guarantee full occupancy came across the politician, because Hungary is currently classified as a high-risk area. “So far one should at least be surprised,” said Reiter.
A meeting last week between UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder, DFB Vice President Rainer Koch and Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge did not produce the desired result. The World on sunday According to Reiter, therefore, Koch asked that “something had to be found” in order to save himself after April 19. Should Munich then cancel, however, UEFA could make claims for damages.
EM 2021: Stuttgart as an alternative venue?
Should Munich not remain the venue, according to the world and picture Stuttgart could be an option. The state government of Baden-Württemberg could therefore show itself to be more cooperative. Vienna, Zagreb and London are named as further alternative venues.