Schalke rule out dressing up spectator-less stadium

7 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images There is no substitute for fans, according to the chief marketing officer of Schalke, Alexander Jobst.

There is no substitute for fans, according to the chief marketing officer of Schalke, Alexander Jobst.

The German Bundesliga will play its first match back from suspension on 15th May.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Schalke 04 will not be using cardboard cut-outs or artificial noise to dress up their spectator-less stadium when the Bundesliga resumes in mid-May, according to the club's chief marketing officer, Alexander Jobst.

It has long been clear matches would have to be played behind closed doors upon football's return, leading some clubs to think of alternative ways to create atmosphere at their empty stadiums, with several measures having been considered.

Schalke, whose matchday income stood at €35.6 million last season, have not been one of them, however.

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