Managing Director Alexander Wehrle has defended the strict procedure in ticket assignment for the future home games of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne. “We just have a responsibility for the many, many FC fans and season tickets who are vaccinated and that we also expect us to take solutions that we take action in order to welcome perspective again 50,000 fans in the stadium” , said Wehrle at rtl / ntv.
Cologne plans at the first home game on Sunday (5:30 pm / Dazn) against Hertha BSC with 16,500 fans in the stadium, but almost only vaccinated or greeting in the arena. Only 1000 children and adolescents receive inlet with a negative test. The FC had to put together massive criticism for this “2G regulation”.
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Not vaccinated holders of a season ticket could pause their ticket and would be compensated by the association, said Wehrle. The FC also strives to implement vaccination services and create further incentives. On Sunday and probably for other matchdays, there will be two vaccination stations on the pre-meadows and the Jahnwiesen.
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“Sponsors have involved, there is a surprise box. We will provide a merchandising voucher,” said Wehrle: “Only with a significant quota we will get it to dispute the way to a changed normality. And that’s why we advertise for vaccination. “