German League, Bundesliga, has extended its suspension till the 2nd of April, but is prepared to complete the 2019/200 season early, for the safety of clubs surviving a testing economic period.
Chief executive, Christian Seifert, Speaking at a media conference in Frankfurt, DFL, explained playing the remaining matches this season without fans might lead to financial downfall to all clubs to remain in business.
“Nobody is a fan of matches behind closed doors but, for many clubs, they may be the only way to keep clubs in business,” he said.
“I am aware that football is viewed as a billion-dollar business. But at the centre of it all is the game itself and the 56,000 jobs dependent on it every match day.
“Without sponsorship and TV income, those jobs and the very existence of clubs is in danger.”
The decision, brings the Bundesliga into line with other European leagues like the Premier League, LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, which have also announced its suspensions up until the first weekend of April at this stage. French league, Ligue 1, is on break till further notice.