The lockdown in Salzburg will also have an impact on sport from Monday – exactly which one is still open. The many clubs and associations “are back in the air”, say experts. It is quickly certain that popular and club sports will now come to a standstill again. There are still question marks among the professionals.
Will gaming – as in the first lockdown in spring 2020 – also be discontinued in professional sport? Or is it allowed to continue playing in camera – keyword “ghost games” – as in the previous season? The office of Salzburg’s Sports Minister Stefan Schnöll (ÖVP) has not yet been able to provide an answer to these questions. Too much is still unclear, according to the request of the ORF. First, the specific regulation text must be collected.
Bundesliga chef for ghost games
The leagues – such as ice hockey or football – will do everything in their power to be able to continue playing.
Bundesliga board member Christian Ebenbauer says that spectators have to expect that the gates will be closed: “I do not assume that this will happen during matches. It must or should be carried out. “
Last game with spectators on Saturday
For soccer champions Salzburg this would mean that both Bundesliga games in December against Hartberg and WSG Tirol as well as the Champions League duel with Sevilla FC would be played behind closed doors. The last time fans would be allowed in the stadium would be on Saturday in the Bundesliga duel against Admira – in compliance with the 2G rule and with an FFP2 mask requirement in the stadium.