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Coronavirus: stadiums to host football matches at 100% capacity

The Turkish Football Federation has announced that stadiums will once again be able to host league matches at 100% capacity.

Football stadiums in Turkey will once again be able to host football matches at 100% of their capacity, as announced by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), after the coronavirus pandemic forced to reduce their capacity to minimise the risk of contagion.

According to the announcement published by the TFF, as of November 9, the stadiums – which since the beginning of this league season, on August 13, could only operate at 50% capacity – will be able to host football matches while selling all their tickets.

In 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, football stadiums were closed and league matches initially had to be played behind closed doors, until at the start of the 2020-2021 season they were allowed to play again with public, but only at 30% of its maximum capacity.

However, those attending football matches must prove by means of a document that they have received at least two doses of the coronavirus vaccine in order to enter the stadiums; if they have contracted COVID-19, they will be able to attend for 180 days after completing the quarantine process, while fans who have tested positive for coronavirus and only have one dose of the vaccine, will also be able to attend matches.