LaLiga Santander: Tebas reveals key features of protocol to reopen stadiums to fans


LaLiga Santander Technology to play vital part

Tebas reveals key features of protocol to reopen stadiums to fansDiego G. SoutoMARCA

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has laid out some of the features being considered that would allow fans to return to stadiums in Spain.

Among them are technological innovations to reduce the risk of crowding within sporting arenas.

“We’re working on a protocol to be able to open stadiums,” Tebas told Radio MARCA Asturias.

“The entrances and exits worry us, half-time… these are the things we’re working on.

“You have to keep social distancing, even when wearing a mask; we’re talking about sectorised zones so that everyone has a special entrance gate.

“We’re talking about a website where you have to register what time you will arrive, even the exact time you are able to enter and what route to take in the stadium to avoid crowds and the same for leaving.

“A protocol which can serve for this season or for next season until we can have full capacity, which I think will take a while.”

Tebas also discussed the return of football in LaLiga, even as it stands without any fans present.

“I’ll be happy when we finish the season, it’s an important achievement that football has returned; now we have to finish competitions,” he explained.

“We have to think that LaLiga directly organises all of the teams’ journeys to make it as safe and comfortable as possible, which is more than 400 plane journeys, looking for health security for players, and hotels are centralised, too.”

Tebas also shared his opinion after a mixed reaction to the innovation of adding virtual fans and sound into games.

“Everyone can choose how they want to watch on television, with virtual sound or natural sound,” he insisted.

“The vast majority are watching with virtual sound, it’s the first time in history a sporting event is virtual.”

Tebas continues to work with his organisation as LaLiga continues, with nine games per team now left to complete the campaign.



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