The duels of the Colombian national team at home against Brazil and Ecuador for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will have a capacity of just over 30,000 fans, announced on Tuesday the mayor of Barranquilla Jaime Pumarejo.
Fans must have at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and those who do not comply with this requirement may apply it at the entrance of the Roberto Meléndez stadium.
“There will be a 75% capacity in the stadium, more than 30,000 fans staying in hotels, eating in our restaurants helping to regain employment,” said Pumarejo.
Colombia will host Brazil on October 10 and Ecuador on October 14, to close a triple match that will open in Montevideo against Uruguay on 7.
On June 10, when the stadium gates reopened, there were 10,000 fans for the Colombia-Argentina match. On September 10, in a match against Chile, 23,0000 fans gathered.
The pandemic forced the closure of Colombian stadiums in mid-March 2020. (AP)