WhenThe new season of the French League kicks off on August 21, with the crowd also in the matches. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the French League is the first major European football series to allow spectators to enter the gallery.
The French government said on Tuesday that the audience would be limited to 5,000 by the end of August, but local authorities have the right to deviate from this, according to the news agency AFP.
Local authorities may also accept a larger audience depending on, among other things, the stadium’s spectator capacity and the local health situation. Spectators are required to use face masks, there must be no more than ten people in the groups and there must be one place between the spectator groups.
The decision was made to allow the public because the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus in France ended on 11 July.
Football clubs had hoped the amount could be increased, but authorities say the coronavirus situation in the country does not allow the restriction to be relaxed.