VfL Bochum 1848 has been handed several fines by the DFB Sports Court in various single-judge proceedings. The abandonment of the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach has financial consequences. Due to unsportsmanlike conduct from its own fan block, VfL will be fined €100,000 in accordance with the DFB’s rules of law and procedure.
Furthermore, the next Bundesliga home game is to be played under partial exclusion of the public; however, this penalty is suspended until June 30, 2023. This would affect the entire south stand, i.e. blocks A to D. The probation will be revoked if, within the probationary period, there are any further significant unsportsmanlike incidents punishable under the DFB Code of Laws and Procedure and the DFB Statutes.
Irrespective of this, the Blue and Whites must develop and implement concepts that provide for both the introduction of a high-definition video surveillance system at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion by the end of 2022 and a returnable cup system by the start of the 2022/23 season.
In connection with the abandonment of the match, the Bochum public prosecutor’s office has brought charges of assault against a 38-year-old suspect. The proceedings are still ongoing, which is why VfL Bochum 1848 will not make any further statements on this matter.
In addition, VfL has been sentenced to fines in three other proceedings, in each case for throwing cups. For the match against Borussia Dortmund (December 11, 2021) to 2,000 euros, for throws in the match against 1.FC Union Berlin to €10,000 and in the DFB Cup match against SC Freiburg to €3,000.
VfL Bochum 1848 agreed to all sentences.