UEFA Champions League winners FC Bayern München will take on UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla FC on September 24th at Puskás Aréna at 21:00 CEST in Budapest. Fans can now apply for tickets but they’d better hurry as they only have until September 9, 2020, 18:00 CEST to request tickets, as only a limited number of fans can enter the stadium due to coronavirus restrictions.
The match will be played with a reduced capacity of up to 30% of the stadium and will serve as a test-run to bring fans back to stadiums in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, announced by both the UEFA and the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ). This means that around 22,000 fans will be let in Puskás Arena. To ensure the maximum possible safety for fans, strict hygiene measures will be in place and fans will be requested to act responsibly and follow the measures at all times. If the number of ticket applicants exceeds the number of available tickets, a random draw will be conducted.
Based on the travel restrictions announced in late August, people would have faced difficulties entering the country to watch the game. But the restrictions were softened, probably partly due to the Super Cup. Now they are the following: in order to enter Hungary, ticket holders from overseas will undergo an obligatory medical examination during their entry. They will also be required to present their official match ticket and proof of a negative SARS-CoV19 PCR test (a Hungarian or English language document containing the results of the molecular biological test) which must have been performed within three days before their entry into Hungary. Ticket holders entering Hungary for the UEFA Super Cup are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 72 hours after their entry.
In keeping with the recent UEFA ‘Thank You’ campaign, UEFA will be inviting 500 key Hungarian health workers to attend the match as a mark of recognition for their outstanding work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UEFA says that applicants will be notified about the status of their application within a week after the end of the application phase. Successful applicants will be given a short time window to make payment for their tickets via credit or debit card.
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