Amount of fans allowed in stadium at EURO 2020 in Amsterdam has been increased

The stands of the Johan Cruijff ArenA can be filled with audience for one-third at matches for the EURO 2020. The government has guaranteed this in agreement with the Municipality of Amsterdam, the KNVB and the tournament organisation. This means about 16.000 fans can watch at every match. During the matches another research will be done by Fieldlab Events, which allows audiences to be present at these matches under some conditions.

In April it became clear that at least 25% of the Johan Cruijff ArenA could be filled. Based on new results of multiple Fieldlab studies, the situation around the virus in June and the easing pressure in healthcare, the 25% limit got increased to one-third. All visitors who want to be present at matches of the EURO 2020 in Amsterdam, have to suffice to certain safety protocols of the research that Fieldlab Events is doing, and they won't get access until they show a negative Covid-19 test result.


The organisation of the EURO 2020 is now coming together to decide on the best distribution of the newly released European Championship tickets in the stadium.

Iconic event

"It's fantastic to see that the pandemic seems to get under control more and more, which makes more and more possible", says Gijs de Jong, tournament director of EURO 2020. "We are very happy to make more fans happy with this news. It's great to see that this scale-up can happen in a safe and responsible manner. We've worked hard on this with the ministry of VWS, the Municipality of Amsterdam and other partners. EURO 2020 in Amsterdam is just like the Eurovision Songfestival in Rotterdam an iconic event. You just want to have as many people involved as you can. Fans who can finally see Oranje at a match again. This will also make the experience outside of the stadium bigger. All together, this is great news for everyone with an orange heart and especially for the Dutch Team.

About EURO 2020

Because of the sixtieth anniversary of the European Championship in 2020, the UEFA has decided for a special set up: an event where the 24 qualified countries will play in eleven different European cities. The cities of EURO 2020 are Amsterdam, Baku, Budapest, Bucharest, Glasgow, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Rome, Seville and St. Petersburg. The opening match will be played on June 11 in Rome and the semifinals on July 6 and 7 in London, as well as the finale on July 11.

UEFA EURO 2020 is brought to you by the KNVB, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

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