In the dispute over more viewers at the Games of the Football Bundesliga, the 1st FC Cologne called the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia on Friday evening.
The supreme constitutional judges will make a decision still in the evening, said a spokeswoman for the “German Press Agency”. The club had previously announced this step towards the constitutional body in Münster.
The 1st FC Cologne is injured in his fundamental rights. In this case, a gear before the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe or before the NRW Constitutional Court is possible.
Previously, the North Rhine-Westphalian Head Administrative Court rejected an urgent application of the Cologne against the Corona Protection Ordinance of the country.
The FC wanted to reach that already at the coming game against Eintracht Frankfurt this Saturday not only 10,000 but 25,000 spectators in which the arena may be allowed. This had rejected the OVG in the early evening. The country’s decision to give the protection of the population in the Corona pandemic a higher priority than the economic interests of the football associations higher, is comprehensible.
Confederation and countries had decided on Wednesday that from 4 March nationwide national major events – to which the Bundesliga games are counted – should be geared to up to 25,000 fans (at a maximum utilization of 75 percent). From 20 March, all profound protective measures against the coronavirus are to fall.