The BBVA stadium, in Rayados, is one of the most modern in Mexico and will host matches for the 2026 World Cup (Photo: World Architecture Festival)
Good news for the aficionados to football in Monterrey. Due to the decline of infections and hospitalizations due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Lion, the state Health Secretariat has already given the green light to reopen the University and BBVA stadiums, house of UANL Tigers and of Striped, respectively.
Manuel de la O. Cavazos, head of the agency, reported this Thursday in videoconference that both properties must have a capacity of 20% (approximately 10 thousand fans), and entry will only be allowed for adults and over 12 yearsexcept pregnant women.
The official warned that it will be the responsibility of the stadium owners to avoid exceeding the allowed capacity and keeping order, so the animation group areas of Free and Lokos (Tigers) and Addiction (Rayados) will be closed.
For more than a year, the University stadium, one of the most passionate of the MX League, will receive supporters of the UANL Tigres (Photo: Courtesy / Club Tigres)
Health personnel will be supervising the actions […] Access to the stadium with blankets, rags, musical instruments will not be allowed […] The seats will be disabled so as not to make groups of more than two people, the sale of tickets will be electronically
He also indicated that restrooms and stair access will be identified in the senses that will have to be used so that there is greater control within the buildings.
Prior to the opening, all areas of the stadium will be sanitized, all people who enter the stadium will be subjected to a temperature measurement, if someone has a fever, they will not be allowed to enter […] During the event, the established exit protocol must be communicated on the screens to ensure flow in the corridors and always keep social distancing measures, they should always wear face masks
In addition, alcohol will be sold in moderation and all the food they must be served in disposable base.
Before and after the meetings, all areas will be sanitized; Furthermore, no more than two fans will be allowed to sit together (Photo: Twitter @ Rayados)
For his part, the Governor of the State, Jaime Rodríguez CalderónHe pointed out that “the act of opening is not opening the door of hell, it is opening responsibly to lower the tension due to confinement, many older adults will be able to leave but taking care of themselves, many have already been vaccinated.”
The show is necessary, we are going to test (with this capacity) that it allows us to maintain control. The owners would like a larger capacity, I understand that they have all the protocols
In the case of not comply with the provisions from the Health authorities, the president stated that the owners of the stadiums would have to pay a fine that goes from the 80 thousand to 1.5 million pesos and there won’t be a second game.
Before the news, the two clubs of the Liga MX joined together to celebrate the reopening of the stadiums through their social networks. “You are the most important part of the football party and we will be very happy because soon we will meet again”they mentioned in a statement.
This saturday April 10th The University will have supporters in the match on day 14 of the Guard1anes 2021 tournament, between felines and the America; Meanwhile he Thursday 14 BBVA will also have fans at the meeting between Monterrey and Athletic Pantoja, of the Concachampions.
Both clubs have been preparing to receive you from Saturday 10th and Thursday 15th April. We are doing it by complying with the strict health protocols indicated by the health authorities and Liga MX
The nightlife in Nuevo León will return with the reopening of bars (Photo: Reuters)
On the other hand, De la O. Cavazos reported that the bars and canteens can open with a 20% capacity and if they do not comply they will be sanctioned or suspended. Likewise, the concerts and music festivals also with 20% capacity, only in closed spaces.
Finally, he commented that there will be no reopening of face-to-face classes, because there are many teachers who are vulnerable and all teachers who are active have to be vaccinated.
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