Canada Rhein-Neckar Löwen for the time being without a spectator
Ludwigsburg and Göttingen open new BBL season
© Adam Pretty / Getty Images Europe / Pool / dpa The new BBL season starts on November 6th with the game of MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg against BG Göttingen. vice-champions MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and BG Göttingen open the new season in the basketball league. Both teams face each other on November 6th at 8.30 p.m. in the MHP Arena. defending champion Alba Berlin and top favorite Bayern Munich intervene for the first time two days later.
The Rhein-Neckar Löwen are initially only allowed to play their home games without a spectator. The city of Mannheim has rejected individual elements of the hygiene concept for the SAP Arena, as the handball Bundesliga team announced on Thursday. «This is very, very bitter news for us. We fought so hard to be able to play in front of our fans and partners again, »said Löwen managing director Jennifer Kettemann.
This means that the people of Baden are not allowed to admit fans, despite the nationwide regulation, according to which the respective halls may be occupied by a maximum of 20 percent of spectators according to their capacity. According to the city, the reason for the rejection is the fact that the officially permitted 20 percent rule only applies "if a minimum distance between the seats of 1.5 meters in all directions can be guaranteed at the same time." However, this is not feasible in Mannheim and “by no means makes sense”, criticized Arena managing director Daniel Hopp,
Adler Mannheim: Waiver of the Champions League “not a taboo” .
In the coronavirus crisis, Adler Mannheim also consider it conceivable that they would not participate in the Champions Hockey League. The start of the international competition is planned for the German ice hockey champions of 2019 on November 17 with an away game in Grenoble, France. © Daniel Karmann / dpa / Symbol A puck lies on the ice in front of a club in play.