Euro 2020: Guide to European Championship stadiums, how many fans can attend and


Euro 2020 gets underway on Friday as Turkey and Italy go head-to-head in Rome.   

There will be 51 matches in tournament, which was postponed last year following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with the final set for July 11 at Wembley Stadium. 

Even without the unprecedented conditions brought about by the pandemic, the Championships were set to be like no other before, spread across Europe to commemorate the tournament’s 60th anniversary. 

There were initially 12 cities scheduled to host the tournament, but it was subsequently reduced to 11, with Dublin relinquishing their responsibilities, while Bilbao’s matches were moved to Sevilla.  

The switches came following UEFA’s demand that host cities would permit at least 25 per cent capacity crowds to their respective stadiums.  

Dublin had been down to host three group games and a last-16 tie, the former of which will now be played in St Petersburg, while Wembley will take the responsibility of the latter.  

With the Euros now just a matter of hours away, Sportsmail takes you through the host cities and their stadiums. 

This summers European Championships, starting on June 11, are now under a month away

This summers European Championships, starting on June 11, are now under a month away

Amsterdam: Johan Cruyff Arena 

The Netherlands will play their three Group C games at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam

The Netherlands will play their three Group C games at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam

The Johan Cruyff Arena will play host to four matches throughout this summer’s European Championships, being three group games and a last-16 tie. 

The stadium was originally named the Amsterdam Arena, but it was changed three years ago in 2018 to commemorate the passing of legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff. 

The arena, which holds a capacity of 54,990, was ahead of its time when it first opened in 1996, becoming the first stadium in Europe to be built with a sliding roof.  

The Johan Cruff Arena is where Ajax play their football, with the prestigious Dutch side enjoying yet another fruitful season, as they won the Eredivisie for a record-extending 35th time earlier in May. 

Matches at the Johan Cryff Arena:

  • June 13: Netherlands vs Ukraine
  • June 17: Netherlands vs Austria
  • June 21: North Macedonia vs Netherlands
  • June 26: Round of 16 – 2A vs 2B

But what’s the situation with the fans in Amsterdam? 

The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) have confirmed that ‘at least 12,000 spectators’ will be allowed into the stadium. 

Furthermore, the event guide on the UEFA website indicated that an expected 16,000 fans will be in the stadium.   

Importantly, there will be strict safety protocols to adhere to within the stadium, while those attending will have to record a negative test – taken on matchday – prior to entry. 

Additionally, masks will have to be worn at all times, other than when spectators are sat at their seats. 

As for any fans looking to potentially travel from Britain, the Netherlands is currently on the UK’s ‘amber list’, meaning you would have to quarantine for 10 days, also taking a Covid test on or before day two, and on or…



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