Junta de Andalucía anticipates a progressive increase in capacity at sporting events

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Junta de Andalucía anticipates a progressive increase in the capacity allowed at sporting events across the region.

The Junta de Andalucía’s Minister of Education and Sports, Javier Imbroda, has indicated that he has faith in a “progressive opening” and an increase in the capacity in sporting events and stadiums, according to a report by Europa Press.

All present restrictions are in accordance with the current health guidelines due to the evolution of the pandemic at this time.

“We make ourselves available to the guidelines and we trust that this progression will occur because one of the lessons we have learned in all this time is the necessary capacity to adapt,” said the councillor.

Regarding crowd numbers, Imbroda said that the capacity will increase or decrease depending on the number of infections and the incidence rate of the virus in the region.

“As we move towards that desired normality, everything will expand, but if it seems that the situation is complicated, it will be reduced,” he added.

On August 4, the Government and the autonomous communities, within the Interterritorial Health Council, limited the capacity allowed in the month in open sports venues – such as football – to 40% and that of closed ones – such as basketball matches, to 30%.

The measures are in place until September 5, after which an evaluation of the situation will be carried out.

The UK Premier League is expected to see full stadiums in the 2021/22 season as current restrictions, announced by the UK Government in July, stand. The English top-flight issued a statement that supporters have been ‘hugely missed’ with stadiums now allowed to be full capacity as of July 19.
The statement read: “Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today’s announcement by the Government and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.”


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