Spectator gave Euro 2020 limit responsibility to host cities

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Spectator gave Euro 2020 limit responsibility to host cities
Spectator gave Euro 2020 limit responsibility to host cities

What you should know:

  • Until an executive committee meeting on April 19, on the eve of the federation’s annual congress in Montreux, Switzerland, host cities have until April 7 to notify UEFA of their attendance estimates.
  • Although difficult, the multi-venue format helps organizers to deal with problems that occur as a consequence of the pandemic.
  • “If we can no longer do anything in one country there are still 11 others where preparations are already in progress,” UEFA’s health advisor Daniel Koch told AFP at the start of the month.
 On Wednesday, UEFA declared that the 30-percent spectator cap in stadiums had been lifted, theoretically allowing host nations to set their own limits for the continent-wide European Championship this summer.

The ban has been in effect since last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but traveling fans are still not allowed to participate.

“Such a cap is no longer needed and… the decision on the number of permitted spectators should fall under the exclusive responsibility of the relevant competent local/national authorities,” European football’s governing body said.

“In view of the ongoing travel restrictions and in order to enact reasonable and responsible policies to minimize Covid-19 related risks, the Executive Committee decided to confirm the decision of 1 October 2020 insofar that visiting fans are not allowed to attend UEFA competition matches.

“This is valid until prior to the club competition finals taking place in May 2021,” It was also included.

UEFA told AFP earlier this month that it needed fans at all of the tournaments, which will be played in 12 countries from June 11 to July 11.

Owing to the Covid-19 outburst, the tournament was postponed from last year.

“If a city proposes a ‘no fans’ scenario” the matches due to be held there “could” be switched “to cities able to welcome supporters”, the body said on March 17.

Host cities have until April 7 to inform UEFA of their attendance figures before an executive committee meeting on April 19, on the eve of the federation’s annual congress in Montreux, Switzerland.

Although difficult, the multi-venue format helps organizers to deal with problems that occur as a consequence of the pandemic.

“If we can no longer do anything in one country there are still 11 others where preparations are already in progress,” UEFA’s health advisor Daniel Koch told AFP at the start of the month.

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