Eight of the 12 host cities during this summer’s European Championships have confirmed their plans to play matches in front of fans this summer.
With several countries across Europe still playing matches in empty stadiums due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there had been doubts whether any supporters would get the chance to see their countries in action in the Euro – which had to be postponed last summer due to obvious security issues.
? Spectators may return safely to places for # EURO2020.
? ️ 8 host cities have confirmed the stadium. Decisions on matches in the remaining 4 host cities will be made on 19 April.
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– UEFA EURO 2020 (@ EURO2020) 9 April 2021
At this point in the calendar, many countries close when fans return in a certain capacity, and UEFA has confirmed on its official website that eight host cities have concrete plans to allow some supporters into their arenas.
The leading fee is Budapest (Hungary), which strives to use the entire Puskas Arena’s 65,000 capacity as long as fans can meet strict entry requirements.
St. Petersburg Stadium in Russia has confirmed a capacity of 50%, but Russian authorities are hopeful of hitting that number before the end of April. Baku (Azerbaijan) will also work with 50% but does not plan to go any further.
Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Glasgow (Scotland) welcome anywhere between 25% and 33% of fans to stadiums, with all but Glasgow open to increase their capacity at the end of April if their mass test programs continue to be developed.
Finally, London (England) has also confirmed a minimum capacity of 25% for the three group stage matches and the round of 16 at Wembley, and there are hopes that the number will rise for the semi-finals and final in early June.
The cities that have not yet confirmed their plans are Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), Bilbao (Spain), Dublin (Ireland).
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– UEFA EURO 2020 (@ EURO2020) 8 April 2021
The remaining cities have until April 19 to inform about their plans, after which final decisions will be made regarding the staging of matches in these four cities.
Fans may cross borders to follow their countries, but only if they follow the city’s strict COVID guidelines, all of which will be completed closer to the tournament.
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