Union vs. Hertha: Berlin derby with full crowds
The Berlin Bundesliga soccer derby between Union Berlin and Hertha BSC can take place in front of a sold-out crowd.
According to a decision of the Senate Department for the Interior and Sport, the match on Saturday at the stadium An der Alten Försterei (November 20, 2021, 6.30 pm/Sky) will take place under 2G conditions without any restrictions concernings the maximum number of spectators allowed in the stadium. Thus, 22,011 spectators can watch the game of the twelfth match day live from the Union stadium.
Alcohol ban and call for tests before the game
Issues relating to Covid safety measures were discussed during a joint meeting between the State Secretaries for Sport (Aleksander Dzembritzki) and for the Interior (Torsten Akmann) and representatives of the clubs. In addition to the 2G rule. both clubs ask their fans to get tested for Coronavirus on the day of the match. Likewise, fans should were a face mask while inside the stadium, even while sitting, to guarantee even more safety. In addition, an alcohol ban was imposed for the enitre duration of the match.
Police want to "closely accompany" derby
In light of the riots at last December's derby in Berlin-Köpenick, key security issues were also discussed. "Everyone is aware of their responsibility for a safe soccer match. The experienced Berlin police will also closely accompany this derby," said Akmann.