It’s a match that could decide the La Liga title this season, and it could be played in front of 25,000 spectators.
Barcelona wants the capacity of their home game against Atletico Madrid this month to be 25,000, which is a quarter of the stadium’s total capacity.
The full details are published in Catalan newspaper Ara, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo, and outline the Blaugrana’s intention to return to the game with a 25% capacity.
Before moving forward with such plans, the club is still waiting for confirmation from the government, health authorities, and the league, which would imply that no bar or restaurant services or normal facilities would be available.
Due to the outbreak of the virus across Europe, fans have not been allowed into stadiums in Spain’s top two divisions since March of last year.
Football was then halted in Spain for three months before the 2019/20 season began in June and July, but fans have yet to be allowed back into stadiums due to strict health regulations.
There are five rounds of action left in the league, which will run until May, and with the increased rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and lower infection rates across Spain, there is hope that fans will return soon.
Source: Football Espana