SUZHOU, China, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) is planning to allow 1,900 football fans to spectate on-site at the game between Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG here on Saturday.
Having restarted on July 25, the CSL has finished five rounds behind closed doors at neutral venues in Suzhou and Dalian and this will be the first time spectators will be allowed in the football stadium since the league's resumption.
Both the Beijing and Shanghai fans associations are organizing their supporters to travel to the East Chinese city of Suzhou. It is reported that each side only has a maximum of 500 seats.
Besides the fans from both clubs, medical personnel who helped fight the coronavirus, workers involved in battling recent flooding in China, and the representatives from Suzhou's local communities will also be invited.
Spectators must provide their health QR code, wear masks, and have their temperatures checked before being allowed into the stadium. Travelers from other cities also need to provide a recent COVID-19 test result.
"I'm very happy because our supporters will come again, they are our families and we like our families supporting us, it's also good for football," said Vitor Pereira, head coach of Shanghai SIPG. Enditem