“The Bundesliga is ready to resume, no matter whether on May 9 or a later date,” Seifert said. “But it’s not up to us to find a date. The political decision makers decide.
‘We have not defined an exact date today. The fact that we are even able to think about resuming games underlines the performance of the German authorities.
“It would be presumptuous for the DFL to name an exact date for the restart. It’s not in our hands if we return or when. We have several options. If the signal comes in the next week that it can be May 9, then it will be May 9.”
There is a government conference scheduled for April 30, when it is expected that a fresh decision will be made about the future of the Bundesliga season.
There is a cautious optimism that the league may be able to return in early May. Politicians Markus Söder and Armin Laschet recently confessed that May 9 was a ‘conceivable‘ return date, although games will almost certainly be played behind closed doors and following strict safety protocols.
Leaked document on the Bundesliga return
✅ Max of 322 people (players, staff, media, medical, etc.) at any game
✅ Temperature checks at entrance
✅ No requirement for group quarantine if positive test
✅ No shaking hands or team photos
✅ No mixed zone or live press conferences
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) April 23, 2020