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La Liga considering 30% capacity in stadiums from September

The Spanish government will still have to give the green light, according to El País.

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The 2019-2020 season has not restarted yet and La Liga is already planning for what’s ahead, as they should be. The Spanish competition is considering allowing fans into the stadiums from September 2020, although a 30% capacity would be required, according to a report from reputed newspaper El País. This would also need the green light from the Spanish government and health authorities.

Allowing fans into stadiums would be huge for the clubs, even if the capacity is drastically reduced. Their revenue for these months will be severely decreased and it won’t be easy for some of them to recover from these three months without games.

However, it will not be easy for the Spanish clubs to handle this situation considering that they usually have a bigger percentage than 30% as season ticket holders.

The plan also includes increasing that capacity up to 50% by November and then remove the restrictions in January 2021 if the situation is under control.

Still, this is only La Liga’s plan —a fairly optimistic one— and the circumstances are extremely hard to predict. Nobody knows what will happen with the Coronavirus pandemic in the next few months, but it seems clear that it will take a while before we see full stadiums and massive events happening.