Finally, efforts for an agreement between the English government and UEFA have reached a positive conclusion. Wembley Stadium will open its doors to more than 65,000 fans for the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals. The arena has a maximum capacity of 90,000 seats, but during the European group stage, only a quarter of that capacity was used, ie 22,500 seats. .
In the live elimination phase that will start soon, the arena will accommodate up to 45,000 fans. The news of the new changes was announced by the prestigious "The Times". Although the deal has not yet been formalized, the portal insists it is simply a matter of time before Boris Johnson's government formalizes the decision. This is a very positive development, considering that England took a step back with anti-covid restrictions. Prime Minister Johnson postponed easing of anti-covid measures from June 21 to July 19. However, it seems that this does not apply to the European football.
Nevertheless, all persons wishing to secure a place at Wembley during the finals must present evidence that they have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The other alternative is a negative test which has been performed recently.
Although in all likelihood an agreement has been reached, there are still attempts to snatch England the right to host the final. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi strongly supports the idea that the Euro 2020 final should be played in Rome. Draghi said:
"I will try to stop the organization of the final, in a country where infections are growing rapidly. I believe that the match should not be played in a place where the risk of infection is very high. "
Despite the desire of the Italian prime minister, UEFA organizers have very little chance of undertaking a drastic change of plan. But it also depends on the progress of the fight against the corona virus in the UK.