Maybe it will even be a kind of restart world record: 20,000 people will be allowed to come to the Budapest Puskás-Aréna this Thursday.

It is likely to be difficult worldwide to find approved events of this size.

20,000 spectators are expected to attend the Formula 1 race at the Nürburgring in October, and Turkey is even planning its Formula 1 race in November with 100,000 crazy people.

But for the moment football is once again leading a dubious rating.

This Thursday the Uefa Supercup will take place in Budapest, the final of the Champions League winner (Bayern Munich) against the winner of the Europa League (Sevilla FC).

It has always been a match with a limited reputation and sporting expressiveness, as it takes place at the beginning of the season and the title is a showcase filler, but no content for history books.

Or do you still know the encounter and the result from last year?

Uefa wants knowledge

What is interesting at the 2020 Supercup final will be less what happens on the grass than what happens in the stands.

The European football association Uefa sees this game as a model project.

The 20,000 people correspond to thirty percent of the capacity.

That is another ten percent above the value with which the Bundesliga started the season as the highest value last weekend, when the era of ghost games ended for the time being.

But, there were also two ghost games on the first Bundesliga matchday because the 7-day incidence of 35 in Munich and Cologne had been exceeded.

The Federal Foreign Office writes about Budapest as the venue: The incidence is currently more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Budapest was classified as a risk area.

Currently the values ​​are even over 100. Unnecessary trips should not take place.         

Nevertheless, the final will take place with spectators and could therefore be the stupidest game of the year, even if the usual distance and hygiene rules apply and Uefa President Alexander Ceferin says: "It will be safer than any game before."

Why?

Uefa earns a lot of money with the Champions and Europa League and does not want to play the competitions without spectators in the long term.

Sponsors and TV stations could jump off.

This is how the idea of ​​returning the audience came about in mid-August.


But the fans are skeptical.

Both finalists could have called up 3,000 tickets.

Probably fewer than 500 will come from Spain.

Bayern had requested 2,100 tickets, but 800 fans returned their tickets, although this is the first opportunity for Bayern fans in more than six months to see their triple-winning team in real life again.

Budapest can be reached more quickly from Munich than Hamburg by car.

But even fan clubs, who have had Ukrainian border guards among their friends from previous trips away, prefer to do without.

It's all too cumbersome, you don't know anyone who does that to yourself, writes a fan club chairman from southern Bavaria.


The 1,300 intrepid Bayern fans traveling to Budapest were able to have themselves tested for the virus in advance at the Allianz Arena.

Even after returning home, a test with a ticket is available free of charge.

"Super Cup? Super Safe!" Is the motto.