UEFA are said be confident spectators will be able to attend the Champions League final in Istanbul this May.
That’s according ESPN, who relay the belief a reduced crowd at the Ataturk Stadium is possible after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Turkey.
A few fixtures throughout Europe have hosted fans in recent months, with Liverpool welcoming 2,000 Kopties to the stands for a Premier League clash with Wolves back in December.
This didn’t last long, though – with games again put behind closed doors as the pandemic worsened in the UK.
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Thankfully, vaccinations are being steadily rolled out in England and it seems like we could all get a taste of normalcy before the end of the season.
Last season’s Champions League final between Bayern Munich and PSG was played behind closed doors, but UEFA’s hope for a reduces crowed at the Ataturk this year is exciting.
Watching and listening to the 2,000 Liverpool fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ inside Anfield in December was emotional enough – but let’s hope even more will be safe to gather in the Turkish capital to cheer on the Reds after progressing through the quarter and semi-finals.