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Fans are returning to the Stadium in Spain

For the season finale, spectators are returning to a few Primera División soccer stadiums in Spain.

Following a meeting with representatives of the league and the national association in Madrid, Health Minister Carolina Darias and Sports Minister José Manuel announced: Starting this weekend, fans of the home clubs will be allowed back into the stands in regions with low Covid-19 infection rates. Fans in stadiums are going to be permitted if the condition of a 14-day incidence of no more than 50 or 50 new infections within 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants is met. The admission of fans applies to the first and second soccer leagues and the first basketball league. 

Currently, this condition is only reached by the regions of Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The four Primera División clubs based in Valencia – Valencia FC, Villarreal FC, UD Levante and Elche FC – will be allowed to play in front of spectators again this weekend.

A maximum capacity of 30% with a maximum of 5000 spectators will be allowed in the stadiums this weekend for the matches, Valencia FC is against SD Eibar on Sunday, and Villarreal FC plays Sevilla FC in front of its own crowd. TUD Levante and Elche FC will play away.

There will be temperature measurements at the entrance at the matches, and all fans will have to wear face masks. Smoking and consumption of food and beverages will be strictly prohibited. Fans will be allowed to drink only water in the stadium.

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