The pandemic of coronavirus has brought an image of 'new normality' to the sport in its resumption with the vision of empty stands in stadiums. But in some areas they resist and are already adding countries that little by little begin to allow spectators to enter sports events.
Russia and Bulgaria were the first soccer leagues to announce the return of the public to the stadiums. In Spain, it has been the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who has declared that the return of the fans must be "homogeneous" leaving out the demands of clubs like Las Palmas, whose community (Canary Islands) is in Phase 3. Always with capacity restrictions.
Now the New Zealand rugby league, the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa, has announced the unrestricted restart . It will be at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dundedin on Saturday and Sunday in the showdown between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Eden Park.
This authorization comes after the country's Government has confirmed that New Zealand goes to alert level 1 this midnight, thus lifting restrictions on meetings massive, even in stadiums. The 'kiwi' country is one of the least affected worldwide with only 22 deaths accounted for.
In neighboring Australia, matches are being played with the stands full of fans, but cardboard .
The Indianapolis 500 Miles, in October?
Contrast with the more than 100,000 in United States where however the organization of the 500 Miles of Indianapolis its postponement is proposed if public access to the well-known 'Oval' circuit is not allowed.
"We had a plan to get on with the fans over the Brickyard weekend, but it just didn't make sense," said Penske Entertainment Corporation President Mark Miles, responsible for organizing the IndyCar race.
He added that "we did not want to do anything to harm the Indy 500 and we would have had to be the exception, but we decided that we could not compete without fans in the stands ".
On Saturday, the IndyCar season opener took place with no people in the stands, which the president of the Texas Motor Speedway track (100,000-seat capacity), Eddie Gossage, called "depressing."
The 500 Miles of Indianapolis is the race that the Spaniard has yet to win Fernando Alonso to complete the so-called 'Triple Crown', with the Monaco GP of F1 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which already pos USA