The German Football League (DFL) announced that in the 2021-22 season, the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 would allow five substitutions each match, and away supporters will be permitted to enter the stadiums starting on matchday three from August 27. The decision was taken in the meeting which was held on Wednesday between the 36 DFL member clubs.
The governing body of football- The International Football Association Board (IFAB) offered tournament organizers the option of enabling clubs to use up to five substitutions each game until the end of 2022, and the DFL’s Extraordinary Members Assembly agreed to do so.
The five-substitution clause was first used in May 2020, when football resumed after the COVID-19-imposed hiatus. This was done to assist the footballers to manage their workload throughout a busy schedule.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the majority of matches were played without spectators last season.
However, a decision was also made at the DFL member clubs meeting that away supporters would be allowed to return to stadiums starting on the third matchday of the forthcoming season. A total of 5% of the tickets will be made accessible to away fans. After the COVID-19 limitations are lifted, the percentage will go back to 10%.
“For as long as spectator capacity is still subject to legal restrictions, 5% of the tickets for each game are to be reserved for away fans. Once restrictions are lifted completely, there will be an automatic return to the intended contingent of 10%,” said The DFL.
Which teams will be a part of the Bundesliga 2021/ 22 season
The 59th edition of the German league, Bundesliga 2021/2022, will begin on August 13, 2021. Bayern Munich, the reigning champions will face Borussia Mönchengladbach in the tournament’s inaugural match in Gladbach.
Let’s take a look at all the teams competing in the Bundesliga 2021/22 season.
|FC Augsburg||WWK Arena|
|Union Berlin||Stadion An der Alten Forsterei|
|Vfl Bochum||Vonovia Ruhrstadion|
|Borussia Dortmund||Signal Iduna Park|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||Deutsche Bank Park|
|Greuther Furth||Sportpark RohnofThomas Sommer|
|1899 Hoffenheim||PreZero Arena|
|RB Leipzig||Red Bull Arena|
|Mainz 05||Opel Arena|
|Bayern Munich||Allianz Arena|
|Vfl Wolfsburg||Volkswagen Arena|