Wembley set to host largest crowd in 15 months At Euro Semi finals and finals
Written by crest887fm on June 23, 2021
The crowd capacity at Wembley will be raised to more than 60,000 for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, says the UK government.
It means the stadium will be at 75% capacity for the games.
The increase will also see the largest crowds assembled for a sporting event in the UK in more than 15 months.
The UK government has postponed lifting all restrictions until 19 July but the game at Wembley, along with other sporting events, is being allowed extra crowd capacity under its Events Research Programme.
Wembley’s capacity has been reduced to 22,500 for group fixtures at Euro 2020, but that is set to be expanded to 45,000 – around 50% of full capacity – for two knockout games in the last 16 before the semi-final and final.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi had called for the final to be moved from England because of rising Covid-19 cases in the country.
There was also speculation the semi-final and final could be moved from London to Budapest if VIPs were not given an exemption to England’s strict quarantine rules, and talks on that issue are continuing.