The Euro 2020 is set to be the 16th UEFA European Championship. It takes place every four years and is organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The soccer competition was originally scheduled for June 12 to July 12, 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was delayed for a whole year and is now rescheduled to start on June 11 and end on July 11, 2021.
The Wembley Stadium in London is set to host the Semi-Finals and the Final since it has the highest capacity of all of the stadiums. The Stadio Olimpico in Rome has been selected as the opening venue. The tournament was originally meant to have 13 host venues, but two of them were later removed - Brussels, and Dublin.
As a result, it will be held in 11 cities in 11 different countries: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville, and Saint Petersburg. When it comes to fan attendance, it's rather straightforward how the structure would work. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stadiums will not be at full capacity.
Euro 2020: Are fans allowed to attend games?
UEFA have allowed fans to attend the Euro 2020. There will be differences in the number of spectators allowed at each stadium based on the city and the tournament expectations are that all spectators follow rigorous health and safety policies. Every city will adopt its own safety measures for matchmakers, so the attendees should check the official Euro 2020 website to see what they need to do in preparation for their trip.
In the host town of Baku, for example, a recent negative coronavirus test will be required from travelers to Amsterdam and the quarantine requirements of the Netherlands will be met. For each location, Saint Petersburg and Baku verified the allowed capacity of 50%. Budapest's ambitious goal of permitting stadium capacity to 100% has been set. However, fans must meet severe stadium access restrictions.
Seville, which replaces Bilbao, will have a capacity of 30%, while Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Rome will allow the capacity of 25%-45%. For the first three group matches and the round of 16 matchups, London will have a minimum capacity of 25%. While Munich intends to accommodate at least 14,500 spectators, which is equivalent to almost 22% of the stadium capacity.