European soccer governing body on Tuesday announced that fans will be allowed to attend the UEFA Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest on Sept. 24.
All games in the Champions League and Europa League final stage mini-tournaments have been behind closed doors.
UEFA’s executive committee decided that fans can take up to 30 per cent of the 67,215 capacity Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital.
However, UEFA said all other matches, including the upcoming Nations League matches and club competition qualifiers, will be played behind closed doors until further notice.
The Budapest match will be a test by UEFA for their ‘Return to Play’ plans, NAN reports.
It has not yet been decided whether only local fans or travelling supporters would also be allowed to attend the match.
“While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character.
We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
We are working with the Hungarian Federation to ensure measures are implemented regarding the health of all those attending and participating in the game,” he added.
The super cup is seen as Europe’s international club season opener, featuring the previous season’s Champions League winner against the Europa League winner.