Wembley will welcome more than 60,000 spectators, at 75% of its capacity, for the semi-finals and the final of the Euro, on July 6, 7 and 11, announced Tuesday the British government.
More than 60,000 spectators will be allowed in the Wembley stands for the semi-finals and the final of Euro football on July 6, 7 and 11, instead of the 40,000 initially expected, the British government announced on Tuesday. “More than 60,000 supporters will now be able to attend the semi-finals and the final of the Euro at Wembley stadium”, the government wrote, adding that it will be “the largest crowd gathered for a sporting event for more than 15 months UK”.
50% gauge for the round of 16
For several days, Boris Johnson had been studying the possibility of exempting from quarantine around 2,500 people (members of UEFA or FIFA, sponsors, broadcasters) for the semi-finals and the final, scheduled for July 6, 7 and 11 in the London enclosure. Some of Boris Johnson’s ministers feared that UEFA would move these three matches to Budapest in the face of health restrictions put in place by the British. And the circulation of Covid-19 in the form of the Delta variant.
Because Hungary does not impose any conditions on the entry into its territory of travelers from the Schengen area. UEFA has finally confirmed the matches at Wembley, which will therefore take place with an increased tonnage, which will continue to increase throughout the competition. The group matches England-Scotland (0-0) and England-Czech Republic (this Tuesday at 9 p.m.) have been or will be played with the reduced number of 22,500 people. The change to 50% (around 40,000 spectators) will take place during the two round of 16 scheduled in London.