UEFA will allow spectators in the final of the Europa League

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Up to 9.500 spectators will be able to witness the Europa League final live, scheduled at the Gdansk stadium at the end of May, UEFA announced on Monday after obtaining the go-ahead from the Polish authorities.

The highest instance of European football agreed with the Polish authorities to occupy 25% of the 40.000 seats in the Gdansk stadium for the match to be played on Wednesday, May 26.

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The Polish authorities will admit the presence of fans of the participating clubs in the final, which will be known after the resolution this coming Thursday of the two semifinals: Manchester United-Roma (6-2 in the first leg) and Villarreal-Arsenal (2-1 ).

UEFA specified that the presence of 2.000 spectators from each finalist team will be authorized, plus another 2.000 seats that will be allocated to the local public.

"Fans from abroad will have to comply with the restrictions and requirements for entry at the border that will be in force at the time of the final, as no exemptions will be granted to ticket holders," UEFA explained in a statement. 

One of those requirements could be the presentation of a negative covid test or proof of having been vaccinated to enter the stadium.

AFP

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