After the DFB committee had given the green light on 11 May for the season to continue, match operations can now resume in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga and the DFB Cup following the suspension of play due to coronavirus. Following approval from the relevant authorities, the clubs voted in favour of continuing the season.
All fixtures will be held in accordance with the hygiene concept devised by the Task Force for Sport Medicine / Special Match Operations, which ensures the best possible medical framework and health protection for everyone involved.
VfL Women to kick things off
The current FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga leaders will play the opening game of the restart, welcoming 1. FC Köln to the AOK Stadion on Friday 29 May (kick-off 14:00 CEST). Eight days later the She-Wolves have another home fixture, this time against 1. FFC Frankfurt on Saturday 6 June (kick-off 13:00 CEST).
The team’s subsequent fixtures are on Saturday 13 June away to SGS Essen (kick-off 13:00 CEST), followed by a home clash against SC Freiburg on Wednesday 17 June (kick-off 14:00 CEST).
The DFB Cup will also resume, with VfL’s quarter-final clash away to FSV 2009 Gütersloh now scheduled for Wednesday 3 June (kick-off 19:00 CEST). The dates for the semi-finals (10/11 June) and final in Cologne (4 July) have also been confirmed.
“Finally we have security”
“We’re delighted that we now finally have this security in our planning and can continue our preparations for the resumption of the season as planned,” said VfL Women’s sporting director Ralf Kellermann. “It’s also positive that, as it stands, the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga will finish before the end of June, so within the usual timeframe of the season.”