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Wembley capacity increased to 60,000 for Euro 2020 matches

The Euro 2020 semi-finals will see the capacity for Wembley stadium increase with over 60,000 fans now being allowed to attend.

Ticket holders will still be subject to strict entry requirements which include a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination 14 days before the fixture.

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British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden welcomed the news while stating, “We are thrilled that more fans will now be able to walk through the Wembley turnstiles and enjoy the finals of Euro 2020,” while adding that keeping the public safe remains a top priority.

UEFA stressed that there were no plans to take the semi-finals away from Wembley with president Aleksander Ceferin stating that “It is great news that so many fans will be able to watch the final three matches of Euro 2020 at Wembley,”.

The Puskas Arena in Budapest was suggested as a possible alternative to Wembley if plans didn’t proceed, while Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi suggested that Rome could step in if needed.

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Oliver Dowden stated that the finals promise to be an unforgettable moment in our national recovery from the pandemic.

Ceferin stated that he was grateful to the Prime Minister and the UK government for their hard work in regards to finalising arrangements with Wembley.

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