10,000 spectators against Heidenheim

City of Hamburg confirms decision of state and senate chancelleries on new spectator permit - HSV board member Wüstefeld: "This first step is a good start."

HSV is experiencing a first relaxation in terms of spectator numbers. As Hamburg city officials confirmed to HSV board member Thomas Wüstefeld in personal talks on Thursday, the Hanseatic city will follow the nationwide resolution of the state and senate chancelleries as far as spectator admission is concerned. In concrete terms, this means for HSV that 10,000 spectators will be permitted under 2G-plus conditions at the next home match in the Volksparkstadion against 1. FC Heidenheim on 12 February (kick-off: 13:30).

"We welcome this trend-setting signal from the politicians. This first step with more spectators is a good start. Considering our total capacity and the hygiene and protection concept that has been developed and tested, we are convinced that we will be able to offer safe space to a much larger number of spectators," says HSV board member Dr. Thomas Wüstefeld. The pandemic development and the impact on hospital occupancy remain a top priority, says Wüstefeld, "where we will continue to provide maximum support to the city and authorities. We remain in close, confidential exchange with the Hamburg Senate."

With regard to the home match against Heidenheim, HSV is today starting preparations for the advance sale of season ticket pledges, which begins on Monday, as well as the coordination process with VIP and business customers. All ticket holders will be informed about the still stricter access and hygiene rules by e-mail on Friday. The conditions under which the following home match against Werder Bremen on 27 February (13:30) will take place have not yet been determined.