UEFA could well use the Super Cup game as a pilot event to allow fans back in the stadium ahead of next season.
It is expected that fans could come back into stadiums at some point next season. UEFA are already making plans to that regard.
Most of the sporting activities globally were halted back in March. Following a return sometime in June, there was a new normal. New measures had to be taken including games held behind closed doors.
Domestic leagues were completed in that manner. UEFA were not left out too. The Champions League and Europa League are currently being held in neutral locations at the moment.
Although, things could change very soon in that regard. Recent friendlies in France have already seen fans come in gradually.
It appears UEFA could welcome that soon as well. The Super Cup will be used as a test event to see how it all pans out.
The football body announced this via a statement on their website.
“Today’s participants underlined the need for strict hygiene and sanitary measures to be in place to guarantee the health of all those present at a game before allowing fans to return,” the federation said in a statement.
“UEFA mentioned that it would be too early to already allow fans into the upcoming UEFA national team competitions matches to be played at the beginning of September and that test match(es) should take place to study precisely the impact of spectators on current medical protocols.
“UEFA suggested to use the UEFA Super Cup, which will be played on 24 September in Budapest, as a pilot match for which a reduced number of spectators could be allowed in.”
This year’s Super cup will feature either PSG, Bayern Munich or Lyon taking on either Sevilla or Inter at Puskas Arena in Budapest.