Madrid (AFP)

The city of Bilbao, one of the twelve host cities of the Euro (11 June-11 July), has confirmed to UEFA that it could accommodate up to 13,000 spectators at the San Mamés stadium if sanitary conditions are met. , reports the local press Wednesday.

According to the Spanish press, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) will send a document during the day of Wednesday to UEFA, which summarizes the reception conditions of the public up to 25% of the reception capacity. total of the San Mamés stadium, which corresponds to about 13,000 people.

"These 13,000 spectators will be able to enter the stadium as long as perfect sanitary conditions are reached, circumstances which, today, are not met", specifies, however, Marca, the best-selling newspaper in Spain.

The health conditions required would be in particular an incidence rate over 14 days of less than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an immunity of the population of the Basque Country and Spain which exceeds 60%, an occupancy rate of intensive care beds. less than 2% in the autonomous region of the Basque Country, and traceability of Covid-19 cases in the Basque Country greater than 90%.

The San Mamés stadium (53,289 seats) is to host four matches: the group stage matches of the Spanish national team against Sweden (June 14), Poland (June 19) and Slovakia (June 23), as well as 'a round of 16 (June 27).

On Wednesday, the Dutch Football Association said Amsterdam, another host city of the Euro, hoped to welcome "at least 12,000 spectators" during the four matches scheduled at the Arena Johan Cruyff, or even more "according to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic ".

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