England’s Euro 2020 group matches at Wembley will have 22,500 fans, the Football Association has guaranteed Uefa, with the hope this figure will double to 45,000 for the semi-finals and final.
The numbers – which represent 25% and 50% of Wembley’s capacity – were discussed at a meeting on Thursday of the 12 host Euro 2020 cities. Fans will be expected to have lateral flow tests, or to show proof of a vaccination, to attend.
It is also understood that anyone with tickets for England games will have to enter a ballot – with those not successful being given a refund. About 3,600 tickets will be reserved for Scotland fans for the England v Scotland group match on 18 June.
Uefa also explored the possibility of granting more time to Dublin and Bilbao to guarantee spectators in grounds for Euro 2020, with a decision over whether to move any games unlikely to be taken for at least another 10 days.