Spain to allow spectators back for final La Liga matches

Spain's Sports minister Jose Uribes said football matches can host 30% occupancy in stadiums in regions with fewer than 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The final matches of Spain's La Liga season will be watched by spectators, the first time fans have been allowed into top-flight games since the pandemic broke out in Spain over a year ago.   -  Getty Images

Spectators will soon be allowed to attend Spanish football matches in stadiums at 30% occupancy with total attendance capped at 5,000 people, Spain's Sports minister Jose Manuel Uribes said on Wednesday.

The policy will begin this weekend in regions with fewer than 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the lowest level of epidemiological alert under Spain's traffic-light system for tracking coronavirus incidence. All spectators will be required to wear face masks.

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The final matches of Spain's La Liga season will be watched by spectators, the first time fans have been allowed into top-flight games since the pandemic broke out in Spain over a year ago.

"How to pick the spectators will be the clubs' decision: a lottery, a system rewarding those with most seniority," Uribes told reporters. "This is a first step with a view to many more - the key for us was to begin again."

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