Has passed more than a year since the outbreak of the pandemic. Months in which each area of life has adapted to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus in search of the best way to face a complicated situation for everyone. An attempt to regain normality that, in Spain, it has not yet reached the football stadiums or the ACB pavilions.
Because its stands are still empty waiting for the Higher Sports Council and its new president, Jose Manuel Franco, move token and open your hand. Movement that is not expected to be imminent and that could leave LaLiga without an audience throughout the season.
The prudence of the CSD contrasts with what happens in other countries such as Australia, India or the United States, where more and more fans are present at sporting events. A few hours ago, the American authorities gave the go-ahead to the presence of 135,000 fans at the Indianapolis 500, which represents around 40 percent of the total.
A first step towards resuming normality, but one that will be a world record since the pandemic broke out. The former was held by India, with 67,000 spectators present to watch a cricket match between the local country and England last March.
In Indianapolis, it is expected that a good part of those who access the event will already be vaccinated, since in the United States vaccination advances at a very high rate.
While, 85,000 spectators have been approved in Australia for Aussie football games on the weekend at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is nearly sold out (85 percent of the total).
Franco, waiting to make a decision
In Spain, LaLiga and Liga Endesa matches continue without an audience. After the departure of Irene Lozano, who had an opening on her roadmap for after May Bridge no change foreseen on the horizon. This is confirmed to ABC by sources from the CSD and from several of the federations and institutions that have met with Franco in recent days.
The president of the CSD wants to be prudent on a thorny issue, although there are other sporting and cultural events that already have an audience in the country. A comparison that raises blistersWell, yes, you can go to see a play or a women’s basketball game, but not one of the ACB.