Capacity for Euro 2020 finale raised to 40,000

Afp, London

16 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Capacity for Euro 2020 finale raised to 40,000

The Euro 2020 semi-finals and final will be played in front of 40,000 fans at Wembley, while a capacity crowd will witness the Wimbledon finals as part of a series of new pilot events in England.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a four-week delay in England to the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions -- which were due to end on June 21 -- because of a surge in infections caused by the Delta variant.

However, the final four matches at Wembley of the European Championship will be able to nearly double the crowd that saw England win their opening match against Croatia 1-0 on Sunday.

England will also face Scotland and the Czech Republic in front of 25 percent capacity at Wembley in the next week.

But a last 16 match on June 29, plus the semi-finals and final in July, will be staged in front of the largest crowd in the UK for more than 15 months.

Wimbledon will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity during the two weeks of the tournament, which was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions.