By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 13:09 BST, 12 August 2020 | Updated: 13:10 BST, 12 August 2020
Following the success of Project Restart and football's triumphant return in the midst of a pandemic, the next steps in a return to normality for the sport are being laid out.
Before the Bundesliga's return in mid-May, German football created a blueprint for the rest of Europe on how the beautiful game could return in a controlled manner while containing the spread of the coronavirus.
After months of planning, the German Football League (DFL) successfully pioneered football's safe return – and is now looking to go one step further.
Bayern Munich revealed that they've come up with a 'concept' to get fans back in stadiums
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that the club has been working on a new 'concept' to get fans safely back into stadiums to watch live football after months of playing behind closed doors.
He claimed a successful 'inspection' of the Allianz Arena had been carried out and that he was optimistic supporters could return in some capacity in the near future.
'I don't enjoy football without fans,' Rummenigge said on Tuesday, according to Kicker.
'There was an inspection at Allianz Arena. We have a concept that's been implemented very well. There's a chance that we'll soon be able to welcome fans again in the arena.'
Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said an inspection of the Allianz has been carried out
Rummenigge (left) is optimistic that fans could return in some capacity in the near future
While more details are yet to be discovered on Bayern's concept, reports of getting thousands of fans inside the