Reduced capacity: RB Leipzig’s Champions League home game against Istanbul Başakşehir on Tuesday (21:00 CEST) will no longer take place in front of 8,500 fans as planned. This is due to the increase in the infection rate in and around Leipzig in the last few days.
In line with Leipzig’s city health department’s recommendation, RB Leipzig have decided to hold the game in front of just 999 fans as the 7-day infection rate is expected to exceed 20 cases per 100,000 people. That mark has been clearly exceeded in surrounding areas. According to Saxony’s Protection against Infection Act, events must introduce restrictions when the local infection rate exceeds 20 per 100,000.
Tickets no longer valid | They will be redistributed on Monday
All 8,500 tickets for the game against Istanbul Başakşehir had already been sold, but they will now be made invalid and the 999 available tickets will be redistributed. All season ticket holders who had a ticket for the game will be automatically included in the draw, and they will be informed by email on Monday before 14:00 CEST whether they have been successful.
No decision has yet been made on how many fans will be able to attend the Bundesliga home game against Hertha BSC on Saturday (15:30 CEST).