The wait is finally over for the football fans. Fans can be back again at the stadium to cheer their teams. UEFA has already confirmed the return of the fans to the stadium. 30% of fans will be allowed to enter the stadium, though only local fans will be allowed to maintain local health laws.
Yesterday UEFA stated, “The UEFA Executive Committee has decided today, following the success of the pilot UEFA Super Cup match in Budapest on 24 September, to allow the partial return of spectators at UEFA matches where local laws allow, starting in the national team matches next week.”
“The number of spectators will be limited to 30% of the respective capacity of the stadiums. Visiting fans will not be allowed to enter games until further notice.”
“Both the admission of fans and the capacity limit are subject to the decision of local authorities. UEFA matches may not be played with spectators where local authorities do not allow it, and the 30% capacity limit can only be reached when the limit set by local authorities is not lower, in which case that limit would apply.”
Recently UEFA allowed 30% of the total capacity of the stadium in the UEFA Super Cup finals. Fans are allowed after maintaining precautions. The rules will be the same for Champions League matches as well. Mask is mandatory for everyone and other precaution measures will be taken as well.
UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin said, “Today’s decision is a sensible first step that puts the health of the fans first and respects the laws of each country. Although we all face a common enemy such as COVID, different countries have different approaches and challenges at any given time. This decision allows much more local flexibility than before to deal with the admission of fans, always respecting the assessment of the local authorities.”
“27 countries on the continent already allow fans to enter to some extent. This decision will allow a coherent approach country by country and not competition by competition, which was sometimes difficult for fans to understand.”-He added.
It is very good news for football fans. It is hard to enjoy the game without the cheering voice of the crowd. But the wait is now finally over.
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