EURO 2020 Finals To Welcome 40,000 Fans
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will allow spectators to watch the semi-finals and finals of UEFA EURO 2020.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on June 14 that the lockdown measures wouldn’t be eased before July 19. However, these restrictions do not apply to major sports events, including EURO 2020, Wimbledon, golf’s Open Championship, and a few others.
This is massive news for England as around 40,000 fans could end up enjoying the squad’s potential last-16 tie at Wembley.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston commented:
“EURO 2020 is a major milestone in our national recovery from the pandemic. Our ability to host 12 matches in London and Glasgow with fans is testament to the public resolutely following health guidance and the progress we’re making with our vaccine rollout.”
“EURO 2020 will be an event to remember, and fans will be right behind our three home teams, cheering them on every step of the way.”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has confirmed that both Wimbledon and the final four matches of EURO 2020 will be staged at 50% capacity.
England will be allowed to host 40,000 fans at Wembley Stadium for the potential last-16 tie, while Wimbledon’s starting 50% capacity should rise to 100% from the semi-finals onward, potentially reaching 15,000 fans. The capacity limits of Formula One’s British Grand Prix, which should take place over the weekend of July 16-18, will also be taken into consideration.
Following his latest announcement, Johnson said: “We will continue to pilot events such as EURO 2020 and some theatrical performances.”
“We will monitor the position every day, and after two weeks we’ve concluded the risk has diminished, then we reserve the possibility of moving to step four and a full reopening sooner.”
Johnson added that the postponement in easing the restrictions would allow more people to receive their second vaccine before the measures loosen. The current extension should be reviewed on July 5 before taking any further steps.
England won its first game against Croatia on June 13, and about 22,500 fans were there to witness it. Now, it’s left to see what will happen in the squad’s duel with Scotland on Friday, June 18. Numerous betting sites have already prepared EURO 2020 bonuses and promotions worth checking in the meantime.
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