The Scottish government has agreed to allow Hampden Park spectators to attend Euro 2020 matches this summer.
This means that up to 25% of the venue’s capacity (around 12,000 fans) will be able to visit the Glasgow venue with a capacity of 51,866 people for the four Euro matches being played there – three phase matches. groups and a draw of the last 16.
A decision on the Fan Zone in the city will be made at the end of April.
Speaking at her daily Scottish government briefing on Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “optimistic” that a number of spectators will be able to attend matches in Hampden and said that a form of certification vaccine could be used to help organize tournament matches.
The match between Scotland and the Czech Republic takes place in Hampden in Group D on June 14, as they face Croatia in the same venue in their final group match on June 22. A much-anticipated draw at Wembley against England also awaits on June 18.
A Scottish FA statement read: “The Scottish FA and Glasgow Life (on behalf of Glasgow City Council) have been working on a series of planning scenarios to host the four UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Glasgow in response to the coronavirus pandemic in progress, both in terms of welcoming spectators in the stadium and the creation of a Fan Zone in the city for the duration of the tournament.
We have confirmed in our # EURO2020 submission to UEFA that the Scottish government has agreed to allow spectators in Hampden Park up to 25% of the stadium’s capacity.
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– Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) April 7, 2021
“After extensive consultation with the Scottish Government and public health advisers, the local organization structure can confirm that it has submitted details of its preferred option to admit spectators into the stadium to meet the deadline for the UEFA today (April 7).
“We are delighted that the Scottish Government has agreed to allow spectators up to 25% of the stadium’s capacity (around 12,000 – based on the UEFA EURO 2020 venues overlay and the configuration of the seats) for each of the four games at Hampden Naturally, this will be the subject of continued progress in reducing the prevalence of the virus and rolling out the vaccination program.
“On April 9, UEFA will be in contact with all ticket holders to inform them of the latest tournament arrangements, including ticketing and travel information.”
Meanwhile, the Irish federation have not made any commitment on the number of supporters who will be allowed to attend the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the June matches.
The governing body said in a statement: “The Irish Football Association, on advice and guidance from the government, today informed UEFA that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not unable at this stage to give assurances on a minimum number of spectators at the UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Dublin in June. “
If UEFA decides to remove Dublin as the host city, a decision can only be taken by the UEFA Executive Committee on April 19.
Amsterdam and Bilbao on Wednesday pledged to allow supporters to attend Euro 2020 matches in June ahead of the UEFA deadline for host cities to submit their plans.
The Italian government has ruled that the Stadio Olimpico in Rome can be reopened to the public for euros, while the Romanian authorities have given the green light to 13,000 supporters to attend matches at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest.
The European football governing body has asked the 12 host cities to present their plans to allow supporters to enter the stadiums by Wednesday.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said matches will not be played behind closed doors and that the chosen stadiums need to ensure some fan presence for the tournament, which runs from 11 June to 11 July.
When is Euro 2020? Hosts, dates, teams, meetings
Who arrived at Euro 2020 and how will the tournament work?
The coronavirus has postponed Euro 2020 for a year to 2021, but 24 teams will still play in 12 host cities in a football festival.
The top two teams from each of the 10 groups advanced to Euro 2020 and the remaining four positions were settled in the play-offs, with Scotland beating Serbia in a penalty shoot-out to join England and Wales at the tournament.
Here is the schedule confirmed to date.
When and where is Euro 2020?
The 16th UEFA European Championship takes place from June 11 to July 11, 2021, and to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary, 12 cities from across the continent have been selected as hosts. The 12 cities and stadiums are:
- Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Johan cruyff arena
- Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
- Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames
- Bucharest, Romania) – Arena Nationala
- Budapest, Hungary) – Puskas arena
- Copenhagen, Denmark) – Parken Stadium
- Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium
- Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
- London, England) – Wembley stadium
- Munich, Germany) – Allianz Arena
- Rome, Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
- Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will host the opener on 11 June, while England’s Wembley National Stadium will host the semi-finals and final.