The soccer game of the USL, between the Real Monarchs of Salt Lake City at the Fair of San Diego SC, Saturday, will be the first sporting event in the United States to accommodate fans since the beginning of the pandemic, the COVID-19.
A little more than a quarter of the stadium will be filled, because the game will 5300 spectators on a possibility of 20 700.
The organization of Salt Lake City has received the approval of the health authorities, as well as that of the USL to do this. Supporters, however, will have to comply with multiple safety measures, including wearing a mask, except when they are eating. In addition, depending of the section where they will be sitting, the amateurs will have a designated place to park, a planned arrival time and the opportunity to be present in some concession food.
“From what I’ve read and seen, the chances of catching the virus on the outside are thinner, said the manager of the Fair, Landon Donovan, to Yahoo Sports. If people are outside, at a respectable distance, I have no problem with it. It should not affect our players, as they will not be close to fans.”