27th November 2022
FC Barcelona
Barcelona News Catalonia News Madrid News Main News Sport

Spain allows stadiums to be at full capacity again for outdoor sports events

Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (5 Oct)

Football stadiums in Spain will be able to be at full capacity again starting from this weekend, the Inter-Territorial Council of the country’s National Health System has announced.

Capacity for open-air sporting events can be at 100% and at 80% for indoor events from 1 October until at least 31 October.

Spain had only been allowing 60% of seats to be filled at the start of this season for outdoor events (and 40% for indoors), but the country’s health officials on Wednesday decided that the Covid pandemic conditions have improved sufficiently in recent weeks to allow for relaxing the restriction.

Figures released on Wednesday showed the Covid incidence rate had dropped to 60, and there had been the lowest daily increase in deaths since July. By Wednesday, Spain had also administered over 70 millions jabs of the Covid vaccine, and 77.1% of the total population are now fully vaccinated. Also read: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain.

Local regions still have the final say on how many fans will be allowed in stadiums. Catalonia has already announced that it will keep the maximum capacity at 60% for now, meaning there won’t be immediate changes for matches hosted by Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Defending Spanish league champion Atlético Madrid is expected to fill the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium for its match against Barcelona on Saturday.

Health authorities said they will reevaluate the health conditions in a month.

FC Barcelona
Barça players training at Camp Nou. (Miguel Ruiz / FC Barcelona)

Sign up for the FREE Weekly Newsletter from Spain in English.

Please support Spain in English with a donation.

Click here to get your business activity or services listed on our DIRECTORY.

Click here for further details on how to ADVERTISE with us.

Booking.com

Recent Posts

Spanish Congress votes in favour of 2023 budget, with record social spending

News Desk

EU fails to agree ‘joke’ gas price cap amid deep divisions

News Desk

Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 in World Cup opener, with over 1,000 passes in 90 minutes

Sports Desk

Spain approves mortgage support for more than one million households

News Desk

Drought restrictions in Catalonia for agricultural, industrial & recreational use

News Desk

Catalan police find passport of missing rugby player Levi Davis in Barcelona port

News Desk

Leave a Comment