Crowd capacity at Wembley Stadium will be increased to more than 60,000 fans for the semifinals and final of Euro 2020, the British government said on Tuesday.
The new levels mean the stadium will be at 75% capacity for the final three games, which conclude with the final itself on July 11.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she hoped UEFA will act “responsibly” on the issue of staging Euro 2020 matches in Britain given the spread there of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.
Merkel said she supports the British government’s efforts to ensure necessary hygiene rules are respected in the 90,000-capacity venue.
“I hope that UEFA will deal (with this) responsibly and I don’t think it would be good if the stadiums there are full,” she told reporters in Berlin.