At the thought of the stadium sold after 763 days from Borussia Dortmund on Saturday against RB Leipzig (18:30 / SKY) Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke becomes emotional.

“That’s what’s going on,” said the 62-year-old “Sky”: “I’m really looking forward to 81,365 spectators. I have to be honest that I was a bit skeptical, if we got the stadium sold out immediately. But my employees have said that we can do that and we did it. “


The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting audience revenues have suffered a major economic damage. “We lost a total of 120 million euros. That’s incredible. It makes us easier for us, but it’s a snapshot,” Watzke said, hoping that restrictions of the past belong.

“Politics must understand that we have to go on this way. But it will take a few more years to catch up with what we lost. Now we have to look forward and enjoy the moment.”