Following an agreement between the UK government and UEFA, it is certain that neither the semifinals, nor the final of the EURO 2020 will come to Budapest.
The Final Four of the EURO coming to Budapest was being considered an option due to the UK government’s strict travel restrictions for the 2,500 VIP attendants and other staff. In addition, Wembley only hosted some 25% of its capacity in the group stage.
Budapest’s Puskás Aréna, on the other hand, is operating with full capacity, and from June 24th on, the government is abolishing inbound travel restrictions at Hungary’s Schengen borders.
The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has also made it clear that it was ready to host the last fixtures of the Europen Championships.
But according to the recently-made agreement, crowd capacity at Wembley Stadium will be raised to more than 60,000 (75%) for the semi-finals and the final. According to BBC, talks are continuing on the VIPs’ exemption to England’s strict quarantine rules, too.
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