The Spanish team of Barcelona will be able to legalize the doors of its stadium, Camp Nou, at full capacity, in league matches and in Champions League competition, starting next week, after the three Catalan authorities have relaxed the restrictions imposed on fans due to the Corona pandemic.
“From Friday, the vast majority of crowd restrictions will cease,” said Catalan regional president Pere Aragones. in a press conference.
“We will return to our full capacity at 100% in open cultural spaces and sports facilities, and in bars and restaurants,” he added, after the limit was 60%.
On the other hand, Barcelona announced on its site web: “Camp Nou is back in full swing”.
He added: “After a year and a half without matches, then you leave in a stadium without fans, then games with strict restrictions, the time has finally come for the Barcelona stadium to fill up again to its full capacity. “
The decision comes at the right time for Barcelona in difficulty, which will play three games in eight days in its 99,000-seat Camp Nou.
The first match will be in home with the full crowd, next Sunday, against Valencia, who are in eighth place, ahead of Barcelona, ninth, for goal difference in the “La Liga” agreement.
Next Wednesday Barcelona will host Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev, in an important challenge in Champions League, where Barcelona are last in their group with zero points in two shifts.
Spanish league leaders Real Madrid will also visit Camp Nou on 24 October to play the first Clasico of the season.
On September 29, Barcelona president Joan Laporta lobbied for the restrictions to be lifted, saying: “I would be grateful if they moved again, because it harms us economically”, after the Spanish central government lifted its restrictions on participation in stadiums. while Catalonia and the Basque Country kept them.
This measure also comes in one moment in which the number of Covid-19 infections has dropped to the lowest level in Spain, from July 2020.
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