UEFA has revealed that more than 60,000 fans will attend the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2020 to be held at Wembley. An agreement has been reached following talks between UEFA and the British government. The announcement comes after reports suggested a shift of venue from Wembley to Bucharest. The prime minister of Italy also put forward Rome as a possible option for the final. there were a number of concerns surrounding the spike in coronavirus cases lately in the UK. The latest talks have suppressed these concerns with the capacity for the final increase to 75 percent.
“This tournament has been a beacon of hope to reassure people that we are returning to a more normal way of life and this is a further step along that road.” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said about the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. “I am grateful to the Prime Minister and the UK government for their hard work in finalizing these arrangements with us, to make the tournament final stages a great success in Wembley.”
The capacity of Wembley was reduced to just 22,500 for the group stages while the round of 16 matches is set to host 40,000 fans. the euro 2020 matches will serve as a pilot for other sporting events such as Wimbledon. Fans attending any of the euro 2020 matches need to fulfil a number of requirements. The main requirement is proof of vaccination at least 14 days before the match.
“It’s amazing how much atmosphere fans have been able to generate so far, so to have three times as many will be fantastic.” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said. “We have always said that fans are the lifeblood of the game, so it’s brilliant that so many will get a chance to see the tournament finale.”