The Bundesliga was one of the first major sports leagues in the world that returned to action in May. Now it will try to open stadium gates to fans again and follow the example of MLS clubs.

While Germany’s top 36 clubs have approved a framework for such a scenario that includes personalized tickets, closed standing sections, no alcohol, they hit a roadblock, as political authorities have so far rejected the idea of quick fan return.

“We will have to reclaim normality in small steps,” German Football League Christian Seifert.

However, Seifert and key figures such as Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are keen to open their gates back to the stadiums once the new season starts on September 18.

To make this happen, they need to present a convincing case that football matches with fans would not contribute to the spreading of the virus in any major way.