Fans Return As Wanda Set For 22,000 At Spain-Portugal Match

More than 20,000 fans will be allowed into the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to watch Spain’s European Championship warm-up match against Portugal on June 4.

It will be the first time fans in Spain will be allowed to see an international football match since before the pandemic lockdown started 18 months ago.

With the ending of the state of alarm on May 9th the regional autonomous communities have been able to authorise some games where the epidemiological situation permits – the central governments guidelines are for where there are less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Spanish football association officials have said that there will be strict health and safety protocols in place, with the maximum capacity set at 30% of the 68,000 seater stadium.

In addition fans will be given staggered arrival times and will need to wear masks at all times.

Smoking, eating and drinking will not be permitted in the seated stands.

It will be Spain’s first warm-up match ahead of next month’s European Championship.

Spain will play in Group E with games against Sweden, Slovakia and Poland in the tournament next month.

Due to the rescheduled 2020 tournament, games are being played across the continent – Spain will play all their group matches on home soil at  Sevilla´s La Cartuja stadium.

Spain plays Sweden on 14th June, Poland on 19th June and Slovakia on 23rd June.

The Wanda Metropolitano recently saw the celebrations of home team Atlético Madrid, who were handed the Spanish La Liga trophy in the stadium, but no fans were able to attend.

The last time fans were allowed in the stadium was in La Liga match against Sevilla on March 7, 2020.


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