Nearly 60,000 spectators will watch the final of the European Championship. The UK government has increased Wembley’s capacity for the semi-finals and finals of national team tournaments, meaning the stadium will be at 75% capacity for those matches.
The decision implies that the United Kingdom takes another step towards normality, as it will be the first time in fifteen months, since the coronavirus pandemic was declared, that so many people will be allowed to gather at a sporting event.
“The good news is that so many fans can watch the last three matches of Euro 2020 at Wembley”, said UEFA President, Alexander Ceferin, reacting to the announcement of the expansion of the London stadium’s capacity.
Wembley will increase its capacity to 75% in the final stage of the European Championship
The UK government has suspended all restrictions until 19 July, but Wembley matches, along with some other sporting events, have been allowed to increase capacity under the research programme.
Wembley’s capacity for group stage matches at Euro 2020 has been reduced to 22,500. A figure that will increase as it will be expanded to 45,000 spectators, about 50% of the total capacity, for two matches in the Round of 16, and up to 60,000 in the semi-finals and final.
As a requirement to be able to attend games, fans must show that they have received both doses of the vaccine at least fourteen days before the game or present a negative antigen test.
Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi asked for the final to be moved out of England Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, UEFA assured that it has no “plan” to do so.