COVID-19 : Cornellà and Girona ask if they can have an audience in the Cup

Cornellà and Girona contacted the Generalitat de Catalunya to find out if it would allow them to have an audience in the matches that they will play at home in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey andThe Girona club has already received a negative response.

Cornellà sent a request to the Generalitat, with the Cornellà City Council as an interlocutor, so that spectators can enter the game that will face Barcelona at the Nou Municipal on January 21. At the moment he has not received a response from the public administration when sending it later than Girona.

“We ask that they let us in between 300 and 400 spectators,” Álex Talavera, the president of the entity, explained to .. The seating capacity of the Nou Municipal de Cornellà is 850.

Talavera said that they want to be treated “like other sectors in which the public can enter, for example the theater, taking into account that football is also outdoors.”

To carry out its request, the club has drawn up a protocol that would only allow access to the stadium “to previously registered subscribers,” reported the president of the entity.

In addition, Talavera explained that all the spectators “would be separated by a meter and a half of distance, they should wear a mandatory mask, put on hydroalcoholic gel and pass a temperature control, among other sanitary measures.”

LAt the request of Cornellà to have an audience in its stadium, it also includes Second Division B matches. “It is an issue that we have already discussed with the Catalan Football Federation,” said the president of the Verdiblanco club.

For its part, Girona, who will face Cádiz on Saturday, asked the Generalitat if there could be an audience in this match in the same way as it did in the previous round of the Copa del Rey against Lugo, according to .. club sources.

The Girona entity, which for months has developed a protocol with all the measures that would be applied if the public were allowed to enter the stadiums, is very understanding with the refusal of the Generalitat, taking into account current health restrictions.