NEWS: 10.03.2020

Köln match goes ahead without fans

Köln match goes ahead without fans

Dear fans, we regret to inform you that tomorrow's derby against 1. FC Köln (Wednesday, 18:30 CET) will take place behind closed doors following a decision made by the City of Mönchengladbach earlier today.

Tomorrow’s derby against 1. FC Köln at BORUSSIA-PARK will take place behind closed doors, following a decision made by the City of Mönchengladbach. This was made necessary after the state of North Rhine-Westphalia cancelled all events exceeding 1000 people, in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Borussia regrets that the Rhine derby against Köln has to take place without the fans in attendance, but asks for the fans for their understanding.

Mönchengladbach’s mayor Hans Wilhelm Reiners shared his thoughts on the decision: "We deeply regret that it has come to this, but naturally we must follow the recommendations of the state government, who definitely won’t have taken this decision lightly. I am happy at least that the ruling will be enforced throughout NRW, but I can understand the disappointment of the fans that this traditional derby will take place without them.”

Important questions and answers:

I’m a season ticket holder or have bought a ticket for the game. Will I be reimbursed?

Every ticket holder has the right to reimbursement. It is yet to be decided how this will be processed. Borussia will make an announcement soon.

Can I purchase tickets for the remaining games this season?

No. Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus, all ticket sales will be temporarily suspended. This applies to both home and away tickets.

Is the public car park at BORUSSIA-PARK open on Wednesday?

No, they are closed on Wednesday.

Is the Bitburger beer garden at BORUSSIA-PARK open on Wednesday?

No. The game will also not be shown.

Is the FohlenWelt museum open Wednesday?

Yes, the FohlenWelt is open as normal from 10:00 until 18:30.

Is the FohlenShop open on Wednesday?

Yes, the FohlenShop is open from 9:00 until 19:00 on Wednesday.

Is the sports bar open?

The sports bar will be closed for external guests on Wednesday. Only hotel guests have access.

What must H4 Hotels guests BORUSSIA-PARK be aware of?

H4 Hotels (overnight stay/breakfast) are not affected by these restrictions. However, guests who have booked a matchday packaged will have no access to the stadium. VIP rooms are also closed. Visitors who have booked a ticket for the game via H4 Hotels can cancel this via H4 Hotels.

Will my stadium tour on Wednesday take place?

Regular tours will go ahead, matchday tours are cancelled.

Is the FohlenElf training affected by the current developments?

Yes, for now all training sessions will take place behind closed doors. Borussia asks for fans’ understanding that players will not be available for autographs of photos. Access to players is also restricted for media representatives.