The Bundesliga Blueprint: early lessons from the return of German football

After a 66-day hiatus, Germany`s Bundesliga became the first major sporting league to venture into the post-lockdown era, as the country`s top football tiers controversially returned to action over the weekend. Whether the move was bold or foolish is still up for debate, but the decision to opt for an economy-friendly approach comes as little surprise considering that half of Germany`s top clubs are depending on €300m in TV revenue for survival. Although the stands were empty aside from some cardboard cutout fans, games reached record viewership, attracting millions of sport-starved fans from around the globe. Some were watching more closely than others, as leagues and teams across the world plot comebacks of their own. With the AFL given the green light for a mid-June return, the resumption of the Bundesliga provided a cheat sheet on how to (or how not to) return, and some preliminary insight into what we can expect if and when the rest of the world kicks off over the next weeks.
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Tagging: Coronavirus #coronathletics Bundesliga
Published in: Trackdemic-Blog
Published: 2020
Issue: Posted on 20 May 2020
Document types: article
Language: German
Level: basic