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Azteca stadium will be open at half capacity for ‘El Clásico Nacional’

The health department in Mexico has allowed fans in the stadium for the game between Club América and Chivas on 25 September.

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Azteca stadium will be open at half capacity for ‘El Clásico Nacional’

Mexico has been fighting to control the level of coronavirus cases in the country and on Tuesday the public health department said that the situation is improving amid the third wave of the pandemic due to the Delta variant. Covid-19 cases have gone down for four straight weeks and for that reason sports organisers are beginning to start slowly allowing fans back in.

For the fourth consecutive week, there’s been a continued and accelerated reduction in cases in the country,” Deputy Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily press briefing at Mexico City’s National Palace.

Estadio Azteca will be open for the biggest game of the tournament

The public health department has given the green light to the Liga MX to open the Estadio Azteca at half capacity for the ‘El Clásico Nacional’ between Club América and Chivas on 25 September. This means that around 40 thousand fans will be allowed inside the venue. The Azteca's official capacity is 87,523, though it's record ever attendance was 119,853 for a Mexico - Brazil match in 1968.

Formula 1 will be open at full capacity

At the same time, it was confirmed that the Mexican Grand Prix on 7 November will be open at full capacity. The health department is working on a plan to fully vaccinate everyone that is over 30-years-old that decide to attend the event.