UK expects up to 10,000 fans in stadiums from mid-May

The UK will allow 10,000 fans to attend football stadiums from May 17, as the Prime Minister announced on Monday, Boris Johnson.

The measure would arrive in time for the last day of the Premier League, while the semifinals of the FA Cup like the final, which are traditionally disputed in Wembley and that, if their dates were not moved, they would be played behind closed doors and without an audience.

According to the roadmap set by Johnson, which sets as a goal for the lifting of all restrictions on June 21, Large-capacity stadiums like Wembley could hold a maximum of 10,000 spectators from May 17.

This would be a good push for the Eurocup June, which plans to play seven games in the English capital, three in the group stage, one in the quarterfinals, the two semifinals and the final.

For events held indoors, the maximum capacity will be 1,000 spectators, while the stadiums that do not comply with the designation of large venues, will be capped at 4,000 people.

Another event that will be affected by these new measures will be Wimbledon, what opens its doors on June 28, seven days after the supposed entry of normality in the United Kingdom and that has been working for a long time with the possibility of holding a tournament with reduced capacity.

All measures announced by Johnson are subject to the advance of the virus and the vaccination in the country, where there are already more than 17 million people who have received the first dose.


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