And the Scottish government determined on Wednesday that up to 12,000 fans could be allowed into Glasgow’s four games, with Hampden Park at 25% of capacity.
Bilbao, Dublin, Glasgow and Amsterdam have three games in the group stage and a round of 16 match each. Authorities in the Netherlands warned that if the coronavirus situation deteriorates, then the presence of fans in the Amsterdam stadium will have to be re-evaluated.
“We look forward to welcoming 12,000 spectators to the Johan Cruyff Arena, but we are aware that the coronavirus is unpredictable and there are no guarantees,” said Gijs de Jong, a tournament director in Amsterdam. “However, we remain hopeful that, come June, the situation will have improved to the point where we can allow even more spectators to attend.”
The rescheduled European Championship is due to open on June 11 in Rome.
The Italian government informed the country’s football federation on Tuesday that fans can attend the four Euros matches at Stadio Olimpico. But the government’s scientific committee struck a more cautious note on Wednesday, saying it was premature to provide a timeline on the return of crowds.
The situation will be re-examined by the committee in the coming weeks after looking at levels of coronavirus infections, hospital occupancy numbers and the progress of the vaccination campaign.