30/07/2021

Windsor Park To Welcome 13,000 Fans For UEFA Super Cup

The Irish FA has announced up to 13,000 fans will be able to attend next month's UEFA Super Cup at Windsor Park.

English side and Champions League winners Chelsea will face off against Spain's Europa League champions Villarreal in a one-off tie in Belfast on 11 August.

This announcement comes following news of the relaxing of some Covid-19 restrictions from the NI Executive yesterday.

Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: "We welcome yesterday's announcement by the Northern Ireland Executive and, following subsequent detailed discussions with our government partners and UEFA, we are delighted to announce that the UEFA Super Cup Final will be played on 11 August, at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, with a voluntarily reduced capacity crowd of 13,000.
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"This represents a 30% reduction in the overall stadium capacity and recognises the need to remain cautious given the ongoing health situation in Northern Ireland."

This comes after the Executive granted a quarantine exemption for UEFA officials and Villarreal fans, meaning they can travel to Belfast for the match without having to isolate. Chelsea fans from England are not subject to any travel restrictions.

It has also been confirmed that all spectators attending the match will be asked to show proof of double vaccination or provide a negative Covid test on entry. 

Nelson added: "The Irish FA is hosting the fixture on behalf of UEFA and, as such, all information regarding the purchasing of tickets can be found on the UEFA website.

"We will continue to work closely with our partners at UEFA and the Northern Ireland Executive in the lead up to the game and look forward to delivering a memorable night for football in Belfast and Northern Ireland."

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