Tim Bagger von Grafenstein zu vertraglichen Implikationen von Fanausschreitungen und Auswärtstickets
Supporter excesses and away tickets: Contractual implications
For some time, the German Bundesliga has increasingly been suffering from supporters who bring ﬁreworks and cause riots in stadiums. The German Football Association (‘DFB’) usually sanctions those clubs whose supporters are responsible for such prohibited behaviour. The DFB statutes contain a system of strict liability of the clubs, irrespective of whether or not they are substantially responsible for the damage caused. Dr Tim Bagger von Grafenstein of Lentze Stopper and Paul Fischer of Martens Lawyers, provide detailed insight into the contractual situation for supporters purchasing away tickets and a club’s ability to claim damages as a result of prohibited behaviour by supporters.