The new German handball trainer Alfred Gislason can look forward to the support of spectators during his country game debut.
As announced by the German Handball Association (DHB) on Wednesday, the EM qualification game in Dusseldorf on the 5th of November against Bosnia and Herzegovina can be visited by current fans up to 2640 fans. However, the exact number could still change depending on the development of the Corona pandemic.
“The joy is great that we can contest the re-launch of our men with our fantastic fans,” DHB CEO Mark Schober said: “The health of all concerned is of course paramount. Therefore, we have been in close contact with the competent health authority, ISS DOME and the sports town of Dusseldorf for a long time and have developed a comprehensive hygiene concept, in order to ensure the greatest possible safety for all spectators and persons involved in the event as well as in the course of the game.”
The hygiene concept provides, inter alia, for the obligation of mouth-nose protection throughout the duration of the stay. In addition, the arena in Dusseldorf is divided into different visitor zones. In the Handball Bundesliga, the halls can currently be filled with up to 20 percent of the audience capacity.
Gislason’s first deployment on the sidelines was originally planned for mid-March against the Netherlands. However, the game was cancelled in the short term because the opponents were not allowed to arrive due to the Corona crisis.