Bilbao announced yesterday that they were homeless at the European Championships, and the same happened in Dublin.
Bilbao and Dublin are among the 12 cities UEFA chose to host the 2020 UEFA Champions League, but they were moved to this summer due to the pandemic.
UEFA has asked each of the 12 host cities of the European Union to plan to bring fans back to the stadium by early April. Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Rome, Glasgow, London and St. Petersburg have confirmed that they will allow some fans to return to the stands, while Bilbao, Dublin and Munich have not. At the same time, Munich also allows spectators to enter.
UEFA’s decision prevented Bilbao and Dublin from participating in the European Championships. Bilbao’s original plan to host the game will go to Seville, so Spain will still be one of the venues for the game. The game from Dublin is likely to be transferred to London.
Recall that London will open at the European Open in Croatia against the United Kingdom on June 13. The tournament has confirmed that the minimum capacity for the three group matches and the 16th round is 25%, and hopes to confirm the semi-finals and finals as soon as possible. The stadium capacity is higher in June.
Croatia will play the remaining two games in Glasgow against Scotland and the Czech Republic. The stadium’s stadium capacity is confirmed to be 25% to 33%. Amsterdam, Bucharest, Rome and Copenhagen also announced the stadium’s capacity.
The city of St. Petersburg has confirmed 50% of its capacity, and it is possible to increase its capacity before the end of April. Budapest intends to comply with strict conditions for entering the stadium while fully welcoming spectators.
Baku also confirmed 50% capacity.