Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne has failed with its urgent application for the increase in stadium utilization in two instances. The FC wanted to obtain that at least 25,000 fans in the arena may be allowed on Saturday (18.30 clock) against Eintracht Frankfurt.

This refused by the Higher Administrative Court of Münster, and also the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia, which the FC then called, agreed on the late Friday evening against the plans of the Cologne.

Four of the seven constitutional judges voted against the Cologne Eilean application. Thus, a maximum of 10,000 fans are admitted, as provided by the current Corona protection ordinance in North Rhine-Westphalia.

“We are disappointed that our argument was not taken into account. With us remains incomprehension that in the comprehensible relaxation for the Cologne carnival, the thousands attrip the streets, a viewer limitation in the Rheinenergiestadion is enforced to 10,000 spectators, although we are already have proven that our hygiene concepts grasp and presented home games no danger to the hospitalization rate, “said Cologne’s financial executive Alexander Wehrle.

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However, the OVG concluded that “the attacked capacity limitation for football stages does not obviously violate the principle of proportionality”. The “relation of the dangers for life and health of the population and the functioning of the health system” are more important than the “economic interests of the applicant”, said the court: “That the consequences of the current capacity limitation are liable for them, the applicant has the applicant Only claims and does not approach. “

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