UEFA warns of challenges for away fans as Euro 2020 host cities confirm stadium capabilities
EFA has warned fans of the challenges of traveling the continent for this summer’s European Championship, as the governing body has confirmed fans will attend the delayed tournament.
Eight of the 12 host cities have guaranteed fans return to the Euro 2020 pitches, but UEFA has confirmed that the host status of the remaining four cities – Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin – is in question after that their national associations did not offer insurance. Fans.
The Football Association (FA) have guaranteed Wembley will be 25% filled – a crowd of 22,500 – for England’s three group matches and a draw of the last 16, and aim to confirm a higher capacity, estimated at least 50 percent, for the semi-finals and the final at the national stadium in early June.
The Hungarian authorities aim to accommodate 68,000 supporters at full capacity for the four matches at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, while Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen and Glasgow have confirmed a capacity of 25 to 33%.
St. Petersburg and Baku have confirmed 50 percent capacity.
Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg could all increase their capacities by the end of April, depending on the conditions of the virus in their countries.
However, Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin were unable to offer guarantees on supporters attending matches and could still be dismissed as hosts with England strongly inclined to be awarded matches. additional in the event.
In a statement, UEFA said: “The remaining four cities have until April 19 to provide further information on their plans and final decisions will be taken on that date regarding the organization of matches at these four venues.”
UEFA also warned fans that they would find travel to the tournament “difficult due to the ever-changing restrictions”, highlighting factors such as the national quarantine.
However, the governing body confirmed that Baku, Budapest and St. Petersburg all have exemptions from entry restrictions for ticket holders.
Wales supporters traveling to Baku for their three group matches will be exempt from quarantine if they can show proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test.
“Fans wishing to travel to host countries to watch matches will find this difficult due to the ever-changing restrictions,” the UEFA statement read.
“They will have to comply with the border entry restrictions and requirements (including quarantine) in effect at the time, as no exemptions will be granted to holders of tickets to nine host countries.
“Only three host countries have exemptions from restrictions and entry requirements. Ticket holders traveling to Baku, Budapest and St. Petersburg may benefit from special procedures that will exempt them from entry bans or quarantine requirements. ”
Fans traveling to St. Petersburg will also be required to show proof of a negative Covid test, while supporters entering Hungary will be required to show proof of two negative tests within the previous five days or a certificate of immunity.