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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is hopeful that a large crowd can attend the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, but the capacity remains to be determined.

The flagship match of the delayed tournament is due to take place at the National Stadium on July 11, nearly three weeks after it is hoped that the remaining lockdown restrictions in England have been lifted.

Yet that does not guarantee that sports stadiums and arenas will be able to operate at full capacity, with other restrictions still possible.

England’s lockout roadmap got grassroots outdoor sport back on Monday. The third stage of the easing of restrictions on May 17 at the earliest would allow stadiums to open with a 25 percent capacity limit, up to a maximum of 10,000 spectators. The current plan then calls for the lifting of all restrictions on social contacts on June 21.

Wembley hosts seven Euro 2020 matches, including the two semi-finals on July 6 and 7 and the final on July 11.

“It depends on where we are on the roadmap,” said Dowden Sky Sports News asked about euros.

“If we keep making progress, and we have a new easing in the fourth stage starting on June 21, we will be looking to have a lot more people than that (10,000).

“So for these final matches of the tournament we’re going to be watching a lot more than that, but it depends on finding a safe way to do it, but I’m very optimistic and even optimistic that we will get a lot, a lot more of it. people for later stage games. ”

He also said Pennsylvania: “For (Euro) matches before June 21, they will clearly be subject to certain restrictions. After June 21, including the Euro final, I hope to attract as many people as possible – and more than that – but only if we can do it in a safe way. ”

Fans will return for the FA Cup semi-final next month

One of the FA Cup semi-finals on the weekend of April 17-18 will serve as a test event for up to 4,000 spectators, made up of local residents and NHS workers, and it is understood that on the weekends The following end, the Carabao Cup final could be tested. double attendance.

It is possible that a small number of fans will be among the 8,000 spectators.


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Dowden says plans are in place for supporters to attend one of the FA Cup semi-finals next month at Wembley as a pilot event to test the return of large crowds to UK venues.

“As part of what we’re calling the third stage of easing, which we’re aiming for from May 17, we’ll be able to bring fans back with social distancing,” Dowden said. Sky Sports News.

“Now it will be kind of the level that you started to see towards the end of last year, so it will be capped, but in the big stadiums that will be up to 10,000.

“I know that for many, many sports, most sports, it’s still not viable for them. So our real goal is to get a lot, a lot more and for that we have set the fourth stage as a target, so it will be from June 21st. From.

“We are leading pilots to see how we can do it safely. So, for example, there will be drivers in the FA Cup semi-finals and the FA Cup final. [May 15] look at how we can do this for sure because I really want the fans to come back to the stadiums to see the sports they love. ”

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