NYON: UEFA will test restricted entrance for fans at the Super Cup between European champions Bayern Munich and Europa League winners Sevilla in Budapest on September 24.
However the European federation has confirmed that all other UEFA matches shall continue to be played behind closed doors until further notice – as initially decided by the executive committee last month.
Up to 30pc of the capacity of the stadium in Budapest will be made available to study the impact of some spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol.
UEFA will monitor the run-up to the match and the experiment and advise the exco if any change is required or recommended in respect of either the 2020 UEFA Super Cup and/or the decision that UEFA matches shall be played behind closed doors until further notice.
These decisions follow the meeting between UEFA and its 55 member associations last week.
President Aleksander Čeferin said: “While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character. We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches.
“We are working closely with the Hungarian federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game. We will not take risks with people’s safety.”