Munich (dpa) - Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gives football fans hope for a return to the stadiums for the new season.

"I have long been of the opinion that you can let spectators into the stadiums again - if there is a strong hygiene concept," said the CSU politician responsible for sport in the government to the "Münchner Merkur". The Bundesliga teams, who had to end the season in empty stadiums due to the consequences of the corona pandemic, are currently working on plans to be able to fill at least part of their arenas with spectators at the new season.

Seehofer relies on the league and the association. "I've had the experience that you can rely on the DFL and the DFB," he said. «It could start again in autumn. Of course not with a sold out arena, but you can step up step by step. The virus strikes where the rules are not observed. »

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