The four football third divisions Eintracht Braunschweig, TSV Havelse, SV Meppen and VfL Osnabrück want to be ahead of judicial that Lower Saxony continues to hold the only federal state in the Corona Crise to a restriction of 500 spectators per home game.
The Lower Saxony Associations together prepare a so-called standard approval application in the urban procedure, which you want to submit at the beginning of the next week at the Upper Administrative Court Lüneburg. Your goal is, already on the next matchday on 12./13. To play more than 500 fans again in February, the clubs said.
Clubs: “Restrictions disproportionately”
“The currently valid in Lower Saxony spectator restrictions hold Eintracht Braunschweig, the TSV Havelse, the SV Meppen and the VfL Osnabrück alike for disproportionate and thus unlawful,” says in the joint explanation. “In this case, the clubs explicitly not concerned for a special treatment of professional football. Rather, the legality requirement for the principle of equal treatment and proportionality should be examined by the standards approval application.” The four clubs throw their state government a “single-go”, which would give them a “current and medium-term economic competitive disadvantage” compared to other third divisions.
Although the bosses of the state and Senate law firms had decided on Wednesday that stages and halls may be filled with more viewers throughout Germany. Thus, in the case of supraregional large events outdoors, up to 10 000 people are allowed again, it says in the decision. However, this must be taken over in each federal state in the Corona regulations, which Lower Saxony at least refuses for the time being.
Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD), Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) and Minister of Economic Affairs Bernd Althusmann (CDU) had explained this attitude to several Lower Saxony Profikubs this attitude on Thursday in a video clause. However, according to the third-league clubs, a re-examination of the regulation should not be expected from the federal government-switching on 16 February. That’s too late the club.