After pleas from the five São Paulo clubs which play in the first division of Brazilian football, Governor João Doria decided to allow fans to return to stadiums as of October 4. The governor announced on Twitter that stadiums can operate at 30 percent capacity at first, rising to 50 percent by October 15, and then scrapping attendance limits by November 1.
Torcida nos estádios em SP!— João Doria (@jdoriajr) September 24, 2021
A partir de outubro as arquibancadas voltam a vibrar.
Ocupação por setor:
04/10 – 30%
15/10 – 50%
01/11 – 100%
Futebol liberado para quem tiver as 2 doses da vacina. Quem tiver apenas 1 dose, será necessário teste:
Antígeno – até 24h
PCR – até 48H
To gain entry, fans will either have to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or take a Covid test beforehand.
Brazilian clubs have been warring over the right to invite fans back to their stadiums, being desperate to once again receive revenue from gate receipts. The country’s best-supported club Flamengo sparked controversy when it obtained a court injunction allowing fans to attend its home matches, and the club had a near full house at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night for its Copa Libertadores semi-final tie.
As things stand, however, Bahia is the only top division side yet to receive guarantees from its state government that it will be able to host fans at home matches as of next month.