Copa America 2021 has had to take place under challenging circumstances and a year later from its original date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which also disallowed fans from attending the games like in previous tournaments.
The Conmebol competition, however, has developed as expected, under strict protocols to ensure a safe tournament. The Copa America 2021 has followed its course and the grand final is looming around, with two South American giants like Argentina and Brazil hoping to taste continental glory.
Needless to say, the soccer community can't wait for such an exciting clash that will be held at the iconic Maracana Stadium. Besides, for the first time in Copa America 2021, there will be spectators in the stadium.
Will there be spectators at the Copa America 2021 final?
Every match of the competition has been played without fans in the stands so far, yet the tournament's decider will see a limited amount of spectators watching the action in person.
Conmebol has requested Río de Janeiro authorities to allow 10% of the Maracana's capacity for the Copa America 2021 final between Argentina and Brazil. After considering the petition, the request was approved and the grand final will be played in front of fans.
However, those tickets aren't for sale, but will be distributed by both national teams. Argentina's ambassador stated that only Argentine residents in Brazil were allowed to attend the match with 2100 available tickets for them.
Meanwhile, around 3700 seats will be for Brazilians. With further 1400 tickets for players' families, nearly 7.200 spectators will attend the Copa America 2021 Final and all of them will have to comply with the sanitary protocols such as negative antigen tests for fans, negative PCRs for players' families and face masks for all of them at all times.