Bilbao prepared to host Euro 2020 games at 25% capacity


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women's Champions League - Quarter Final - Olympique Lyonnais v Bayern Munich - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - August 22, 2020 General view inside the stadium before the match. Javier Soriano/Pool via REUTERS

MADRID (Reuters) - Bilbao's city hall has told organisers UEFA it is ready to stage Euro 2020 games at the San Mames stadium at 25% capacity if COVID-19 infection rates drop below current levels.

A statement from the city hall on Wednesday said the Spanish soccer federation was due to send its plans for the rescheduled tournament to the organising body later in the day and had committed to 25% capacity of the ground.

The move means around 13,000 supporters could attend the matches as long as infection rates, hospital occupancy and intensive care unit occupancy levels are below the minimum requirements set out by the local health authority.

Spain are due to play all three of their group stage matches at the 53,000-capacity San Mames, which is also set to host a last-16 match.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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