Ullevaal stadium partially closed ahead of big Norway-Serbia match

Martin ØdegaardOslo. Norway. Martin Ødegaard before training for the men's national football team at Ullevaal Stadium. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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The European Football Association (UEFA) requires parts of Ullevaal Stadium to be closed and locked to prevent virus transmission.

Employees of the Norwegian Football Association (NFF) were not allowed to come to work from their offices at Ullevaal Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.

Only those directly involved with the organization of the Norway-Serbia match were permitted to be inside the NFF’s premises. 

UEFA decided on these extreme measures in order to curb the coronavirus pandemic. 

The protocol “Return to Play” is no less than a 30-page document, which provides a very detailed overview of what is and isn’t allowed.

Strict measures

Everyone who plays a role at Ullevaal Stadium in the run-up to the match must take a COVID-19 test every 72 hours. 

That also applies to the Nation’s League matches against Romania on Sunday and Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

It is also mandatory to wear a facemask and observe the two-meter rule as soon as you are inside Ullevaal. 

That applies to everyone except the players.

The TV and radio commentators have been moved out into the open air.

A total of 200 spectators will be allowed to see the Norway-Serbia game live, and 160 lucky fans were picked from those who bought tickets earlier this year. 

A total of 40 places are reserved for NFF sponsors and partners.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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