Currently, the occupancy rates of sports stadiums in Japan are limited to 50% of their maximum capacity, which is part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
For the test, in October, at three baseball games at the 34,000-seat stadium in Yokohama, which will be used during the Olympics, people will increase capacity by 80%.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s Minister of Economic Recovery, who is in charge of dealing with the pandemic, said that if the test is successful, all stadiums that host professional matches will be allowed to increase capacity.
Valuable experience in organizing events during the COVID-19 pandemic
On Thursday at the “Tokyo Dome” stadium, a baseball match between “Yomiuri Giants” and “Hiroshima Karp” took place with 19,000 spectators at the 45-capacity stadium. thousand people. Viewers have their temperature measured before entering the stadium, everywhere disinfectant is arranged. Additionally, all fans must provide their contact information in the event of an infection outbreak.
Tokyo 2020 organizers attended the match. Organizers will have to rely on the effectiveness of the enforcement measures at the Tokyo Dome match to make a decision on whether or not to allow spectators to go to the Olympic venues, Reuters was informed of this.