Wembley stadium will still let in 22,500 fans even if Freedom Day is delayed, but pubs will struggle if they’re not allowed to open for the entirety of the Euros. MailOnline has more.
Euro 2020 matches at Wembley will be exempt from lockdown rules and will host a minimum of 22,500 fans even if Freedom Day is delayed.
Discussions have taken place in government over allowing more fans to attend the two round of 16 games, as well as the semi-finals and finals, up to 45,000.
But sources told Sportsmail on Friday no agreement had been reached on the capacities for the knock out stages.
It comes as pubs called for a cash bailout if Freedom Day is moved back and they have to work under restrictions during the football.
UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls said “It’s vital further financial support is forthcoming” because “major sporting occasions always offer bumper sales”.
Meanwhile an official claimed the 3,000-strong fan zone in Glasgow will be one of the safest places to watch the tournament.
Chris Weitz, senior sport development officer at Glasgow Life, said he is confident it will be a safe environment.
But the London Assembly refused to be drawn on whether the official fan park in Trafalgar Square will go ahead.
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