German soccer club plans free coronavirus testing for 22,000 fans to fill up stadium

One German soccer club took a unique approach to seating during the coronavirus pandemic, offering free testing to more than 20,000 fans in an effort to pack its stadium.

Union Berlin plans to test up to 22,012 people ⁠(the capacity of its stadium) prior to each match, the club announced on Friday. Attendees must test negative for the contagion within 24 hours of games and bring confirmation of their health to be allowed into the stadium, according to the Associated Press.

While other clubs have opted to attempt social distancing for fans, Union Berlin President Dirk Zingler said his team’s venue is not
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