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Coup for LaLiga: Interterritorial Health Council decided to reduce stadium capacity to 75%

Lima, December 29, 2021Updated on 12/29/2021 02:28 pm

The Interterritorial Health Council of Spain It has agreed this Wednesday to reduce the capacity in professional outdoor sports competitions to 75 percent and to 50 percent in indoor venues, given the high number of infections caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Sources from the Ministry of Health have confirmed to EFE this decision adopted together with the autonomous communities, which reduces to those percentages the maximum authorized spectators in LaLiga football matches, which resumes this weekend after the Christmas break, and basketball, which has already postponed several games scheduled for this week.

This Wednesday, just three months ago, the favorable evolution of the pandemic led to the green light for the one hundred percent occupation of the soccer fields and the 80 percent basketball pavilions, with the endorsement of 16 communities and the abstention of the Basque Country.

The explosion of contagions in the teams has already caused the postponement of clashes in the basketball and futsal leagues and leaves the resumption of soccer on the air.

In this one, requests to postpone matches are also registered, such as the one made by Rayo Vallecano for the positives in its squad for its duel against Atlético de Madrid, and Tenerife decided to temporarily suspend the sale of tickets for the Second Division derby against Las Palmas, for the reduction in capacity.

The exclusion of the public from sporting events is a measure already adopted by other European countries such as Germany, which began to apply it last month, Belgium and Scotland and it is not ruled out that in England, outside the Netherlands, confined until January 14 .


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