At an extraordinary managers’ meeting of the clubs in the FLYERALARM Women's Bundesliga, the DFB and the Women's Bundesliga Committee sought the clubs’ opinions on the current situation. Eleven of them voted for a resumption of the currently suspended match operations in strict compliance with health protection regulations, while 1. FC Köln abstained from voting. Based on these results, the DFB committees will now vote on how to proceed.
130 people planned per match
In order to help give the clubs comprehensive information on which to base their opinions, they were presented with the ‘Task Force Sports Medicine/Special Game Operations’ concept, which is intended to ensure the best possible medical conditions when matches are resumed.
The guidelines, which were jointly developed by the DFB and DFL, include strict hygiene measures and continuous testing and monitoring. The concept for the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga is fundamentally similar to the one proposed for the two DFL leagues (Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2).
It differs only in organisational details, for example in the number of people for specific zones inside and outside the predominantly smaller stadiums. For the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga, the number of people proposed per match is approximately 130.
DFB Cup final postponed
Furthermore, the DFB has decided to indefinitely postpone the final of the DFB Cup, which was planned to be held in Cologne on 30 May. Until the final is rescheduled, tickets and hospitality packages that have already been purchased will remain valid.
Given that all matches are currently suspended, the dates of the quarter-finals and semi-finals will not be scheduled. VfL Women are due to face second-tier club FSV 2009 Gütersloh in the last eight.