Munich will have around 20% capacity for Euro 2020 matches
The Allianz Arena in Munich will fill around 20% of its capacity for matches during the European Championship, the Bavarian state government announced on Friday.
The 20% limit means that around 14,000 fans will be able to attend Euro 2020 matches in the 75,000-seat stadium.
“The European Football Championship is a special situation,” Bavarian Governor Markus Söder said, adding that the games would be a “pilot and test project for other professional sports in Germany”.
Söder said spectators would need masks, that testing for coronaviruses may be necessary and that the stadium would be organized to prevent crowds from forming when fans come in and out.
German officials had previously refused to guarantee that fans would be allowed to take part in all three group matches and a quarter-final match in Munich. This led to tensions with UEFA.
A drop in the rate of coronavirus infection across Germany resulted in a limited return of fans to some Bundesliga games last month for the first time this year, although Bayern Munich were only allowed 250 spectators.
Germany are home for all three group matches, hosting France on June 15, Portugal on June 19 and Hungary on June 23.