FILE IMAGE. A UEFA logo is seen at the body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. . / Denis Balibouse (DENIS BALIBOUSE /)
BERN, Sept 7 (.) – The European Soccer Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Seville will take place in Budapest with spectators as planned, and foreign fans will be allowed to enter the country as long as they test negative for COVID -19, UEFA said Monday.
The governing body of European soccer confirmed in a statement that it has put on sale tickets for the September 24 game, which « will serve as a pilot for fans to return to stadiums amid the pandemic. »
So far, all UEFA matches have been played without fans since the COVID-19 outbreak. However, some countries, such as France, Switzerland, Poland and Hungary itself have allowed spectators at matches at the local level.
UEFA said the Puskas Arena could be at 30% of its 67,215 capacity, with 3,000 tickets available to fans of each of the two finalist teams.
To enter Hungary, visitors will need to present entry and a negative COVID-19 test that must have been taken within the previous three days, UEFA said. Fans can only stay in the country for up to 72 hours.
(Written by Brian Homewood. Edited in Spanish by Rodrigo Charme)