As reported by Spiegel Online, football matches on the new FC Freiburg stadium cannot be organized in the evenings due to the court’s ruling. The aim of the decision is to protect local residents from excess noise.
The new stadium for the German club SC Freiburg has not been inaugurated yet, but some problems connected to its future have already appeared. The club currently competing in Bundesliga is supposed to hold their games at the new stadium in 2020/2021 season, however that may be not possible due to the court’s ruling.
After receiving complaints about the future noise levels on the currently constructed stadium from local residents, the administrative court of Baden-Wuerttemberg decided to limit the time, when hosting games would be allowed. According to the ruling, no matches can be held between 8 pm and 10 pm and on Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm.
The ruling can turn out quite problematic for the club. It makes organizing games during usual Bundesliga kick-off times impossible (for example 8.30 pm on Friday, 6.30 pm on Saturday, 1.30 pm on Sunday or 8.30 pm on Monday).
When will SC Freiburg have their home games then? We will get the answer to that question in the future. In the brief announcement by the club officials we can only read, that they are surprised with the ruling and plan to thoroughly analyze the reasoning behind it and possibly appeal to a superior court in the future.