Mainz too confirm increased crowd allowance

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Germany: Bundesliga

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By Peter Vice

A revised COVID protection ordinance in the Rhineland Palatinate will enable FSV Mainz 05 to increase its crowd capacity for the next home fixture against Hoffenheim. 

Some 6,800 live fans will be permitted through the turnstiles at the MEWE Arena for the coming match against Hoffenheim.

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More news on the German Bundesliga fan front on Friday enables ties up at least one loose end in our recent Bulinews report on the status of fan return. The German federal state of Rhineland-Pfalz will permit larger capacity crowds as part of its recently revised corona-protection ordinance. Twenty percent capacity is now permitted.  Practically speaking for the states one top tier German football club, this translates to an increase in crowd size from 1,000 to 6,800 for FSV Mainz 05.

The Rheinhessen confirmed the increase on the club’s official website and all official social media channels on Friday. Mainz will actually operate with a simple “2G” concept, though “2G+” shall be enforced in the VIP Areas. Additionally, there shall be 350 tickets reserved for traveling supporters of opponents TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, with season ticket holders retaining the first right of refusal.

Predicted lineups
Final lineups are posted before start.

Mainz 05

Bundesliga
Greuther Fürth – Mainz 05 2-1
27 R. Zentner
4 J. St. Juste
16 S. Bell ↪66
19 M. Niakhate (C)
30 S. Widmer ↪80
8 L. Barreiro
6 A. Stach ↪72
7 L. Jae-Sung ↪72
3 A. Martín ↪66
29 J. Burkardt
9 K. Onisiwo
Bench
1 F. Dahmen
18 D. Brosinski ↩80
23 A. Lucoqui
34 D. Nemeth
42 A. Hack ↩66
5 J. Boëtius ↩66
22 K. Stöger ↩72
24 M. Papela
26 P. Nebel ↩72
Hoffenheim

Bundesliga
Hoffenheim – Dortmund 2-3
1 O. Baumann
28 C. Richards
22 K. Vogt
21 B. Hübner (C) ↪62
9 I. Bebou
8 D. Geiger ↪62
13 A. Stiller
17 D. Raum ↪83
14 C. Baumgartner ↪9
10 M. Dabour
27 A. Kramarić
Bench
37 L. Philipp
7 J. Bruun Larsen ↩83
23 S. Adamyan
33 G. Rutter ↩9
44 F. Asllani
6 H. Nordtveit ↩62
38 S. Posch
16 S. Rudy ↩62
39 T. Bischof

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