The Scottish Government has granted approval to allow spectators into Hampden Park to attend Euro 2020 matches this summer.
This will mean up to 25 per cent of the venue’s capacity (around 12,000 fans) will be able to visit the 51,866-capacity Glasgow venue for the four Euro games scheduled to be played there – three group stage matches and one last-16 tie.
A decision on the Fan Zone in the city will be made at the end of April.
A statement from the Scottish FA read: “The Scottish FA and Glasgow Life (on behalf of Glasgow City Council) have been working on a range of planning scenarios for hosting the four UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Glasgow in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, both in terms of allowing spectators in the stadium and the creation of a Fan Zone in the city for the duration of the tournament.
“Following extensive consultation with the Scottish Government and public health advisers, the Local Organising Structure can confirm that it has submitted details of its preferred option for admitting spectators to the stadium to meet today’s (7 April) UEFA deadline.
“We are delighted that the Scottish Government has given approval to allow spectators up to 25 per cent of the stadium capacity (approximately 12,000 – based on the UEFA EURO 2020 venue overlay and seating configuration) for each of the four games to be staged at Hampden Park. Naturally, this will be subject to continued progress with reducing the prevalence of the virus and the roll-out of the vaccination programme.
“A decision on the Fan Zone in the city will be made at the end of April.
“On 9 April UEFA will be in contact with all ticket holders advising them on the latest tournament arrangements including ticketing and travel information.”
Meanwhile, Ireland’s FA has remained non-committal on how many supporters will be permitted to attend the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for games this June.
The governing body has said in a statement: “The Football Association of Ireland, on advice and guidance from the Government, has today notified UEFA that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not in a position at this point to provide assurances on minimum spectator levels at the UEFA EURO 2020 matches due to be held in Dublin in June.”
On Wednesday, Amsterdam and Bilbao also committed to allowing fans to attend Euro 2020 games in June ahead of UEFA’s deadline for host cities to submit their plans.
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