2G or 3G? How many spectators are allowed in the stadium? What rules of conduct apply there? Answers to the most important questions about the home games of 1. FSV Mainz 05.
2G or 3G?
A middle thing, because Mainz operates the so-called “2G + model”: The majority of the MEWA arena is subject to 2G, so only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are admitted.
This does not apply to blocks E, F, G and H. These have a separate entrance, are occupied in a checkerboard pattern and are subject to 3G.
A negative test is sufficient for entry into these blocks, which have a total of 1,000 places. A PCR test must not be older than 48 hours before the start of the game. In the case of a rapid antigen test, it is a maximum of 24 hours before the start of the game. A valid identification document is also required to access the stadium.
Masks are required for visitors to the 3G blocks E, F, G and H in almost the entire stadium. The mouth and nose protection may only be removed from your own seat. This regulation does not apply to viewers in the 2G area (blocks AD, KS and guest area).
Compliance with the mask requirement is checked by the security service of the MEWA Arena.
Thanks to the special “2G + regulation”, the FSV can again receive 25,500 spectators since the home game against Union Berlin and thus occupy its stadium just over 75%. The total capacity of the MEWA Arena is 33,305 seats.
Basically, a capacity utilization of 50 percent was possible in Mainz up to now. However, the checkerboard pattern was used to deviate from this rule when issuing seat tickets. The four home games so far saw an average of 12,875 spectators each.
The catering stands are open throughout the stadium and in the 2G area it is again possible to eat and drink outside the square without restrictions.
In the 3G area, however, the consumption of food and drinks is only permitted at one’s own seat.