LaLiga cleared to return to full stadia this weekend

September 30 – Spanish health authorities have green lighted full stadiums in LaLiga again for the first time since the global health crisis.

From October, clubs will be allowed to play matches at full capacity after a decision from the Spanish ministry of health, subject to approval from the various regions. Some sanitary restrictions will be maintained, including the use of a mask and the ban on food consumption inside stadiums.

Since the start of the 2021/22 season, stadium capacity was restricted across Spain to a maximum of 40% with further reductions in some regions. In September, 60% stadium capacity was allowed.

With a high vaccination rate, Spain has seen a dramatic drop in cases and deaths from Covid-19.

The Premier League and Ligue 1 are operating stadiums at full capacity, but in the Bundesliga and Serie A restrictions remain in place.

This weekend plagued FC Barcelona travel to the Spanish capital to take on Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid while league leaders Real Madrid travel in the opposite direction to take on Espanyol.

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