Spectators will return to stadium on september 24th
The UEFA Executive Committee Wednesday decided to allow the 2020 UEFA Super Cup to be played on 24 September 2020 in Budapest with a reduced number of spectators – up to 30 % of the capacity of the stadium – in order to study precisely the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol.
It was confirmed that all other UEFA matches shall continue to be played behind closed doors until further notice, as initially decided by the UEFA Executive Committee on 9 July 2020.
The UEFA Administration will keep monitoring the situation and advise the UEFA Executive Committee if any change is required or recommended in respect of either the 2020 UEFA Super Cup and/or the decision that UEFA matches shall be played behind closed doors until further notice.
These decisions follow the consultative meeting that UEFA held with its 55 member associations and where such matters were discussed on 19 August 2020.
Commenting on the decisions, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said:
“While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character. We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches.
“We are working closely with the Hungarian Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game. We will not take risks with people’s safety.”
The stadium in the capital of Hungary can accommodate 67,215 spectators at full capacity, which means that 20,164 people will be able to watch the clash.
This match will, therefore, be the Andalusian club’s sixth Super Cup, of which they have only won once – in 2006, when they defeated Barcelona 3-0 in the final – but have lost on four occasions: 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016.