Cadena SER’s ‘El Larguero’ program has revealed that the date for the return of fans to Stadiums for La Liga games is fast approaching. According to them, the Spanish Ministry of Health has received the proposal and are close to approving it.
The set date for reopening of stadiums for La Liga games has been pushed to May 9, and this would allow fans to attend cracking games like Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid vs Sevilla. As we all know, the title race has been thrown wide open and these fixtures are key to who emerges victoriously from the race.
Stadium opening to fans would be in effect for the last four matchdays of the 2020/21 La Liga season. It will also come at a time when the Spanish State of Emergency is scheduled to be called off.
Despite the reopening of stadiums, measures have been put in place from the start. The attendance in stadiums for games won’t exceed 5000 people as the government in conjunction with the Spanish Football Federation will work towards ensuring a secured return to capacity as the situation improves.
Meanwhile, according to COPE, the government is of the view that the decision will enhance the Spanish economy as the tourist season begins. However, if the initial proposal is not approved, stadiums will be open for at least the final two matchdays of the season.
It can be recalled that plans to see fans return to stadiums failed in November. However, this is the first positive sign for the opening of doors to the public. Fans last visited stadiums in Spain way back on March 8, 2020. Since then, all football has been played behind closed doors.
We wait to see the teams that would benefit from the decision as it should impact and work in favor of the sides who’d be playing these crunch games at home.