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Euro 2020 Matches At Wembley Set To Have Full Capacity

Josh Lawless

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Euro 2020 Matches At Wembley Set To Have Full Capacity

Euro 2020 matches at Wembley are likely to have full capacity, reports say.

Recent test events for crowds proved to be very successful, with just 15 cases of COVID-19 from over 58,000 people who attended - leading to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden calling the pilot results "a real success".


Encouragingly, there were no cases at all from Leicester City and Chelsea who fans were present at the national stadium for the FA Cup final.

And according to the Evening Standard, the European Championships look to feature in a next phase of trial events - with Wembley slated to host 90,000 fans.

England play group games against Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic at Wembley, which will also host both semi-finals and the final.

The Czech Republic game in Group D falls a day after the United Kingdom is scheduled to enter stage four of the roadmap out of lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sees no reason to deviate from the roadmap and the proposed abandoning of social distancing and cabinet minister Dowden is "very hopeful" of normal life being around the corner.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I hope by June 21 we will be lighting up the West End again, having full stadiums and bringing light and Technicolor back into our national life again," he said.

It was expected that Wembley would be operating at around 22,500 (25%) capacity for games but news of packed stadiums will be a welcome boost to the nation ahead of the tournament.

Gareth Southgate will announce his provisional squad for Euro 2020 today and is set to include more than 30 players before trimming down for the 1 June deadline.

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, Wembley Stadium, England

Josh Lawless
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