Football fans from different countries have submitted 72,000 applications for fan passports to attend matches of the European Championship in St. Petersburg. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko told about this on Wednesday, June 9.
As specified in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, among the submitted applications 40 thousand came from fans from Russia, and the rest from other countries, including Finland, Poland, Sweden, Estonia and Germany.
“Fans from Belgium, whose national team will play with our players in St. Petersburg very soon, on June 12, submitted 1,000 applications. We urge everyone who plans to attend matches and has a ticket on hand to get a FAN ID in advance for their comfort and convenience, ”the Chernyshenko’s office said in a statement.
Earlier on the same day, the vice-governor of St. Petersburg, Boris Piotrovsky, said that the city authorities expect up to 10 thousand foreign fans for every football match of the European Football Championship. At the same time, he clarified that the exact numbers will be known after the start of the tournament.
Piotrovsky also said that a notification system will be launched for fans in St. Petersburg, with the help of which the traffic in the metro will be redistributed. In addition, information that the fan zone is full will be posted on the official website of the football village.
Also on Wednesday, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia is implementing a whole range of measures aimed at the most comfortable work of foreign correspondents during the European Championship.
The European Football Championship will take place from 11 June to 11 July. In St. Petersburg, within the framework of the European Football Championship, there will be three matches of Group B, as well as three matches of Group E, which Dublin was supposed to host. In addition, one of the quarterfinals will take place at the Gazprom Arena stadium on July 6, writes the Sport-Express newspaper.
In April, St. Petersburg, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Glasgow confirmed the holding of matches of the European Football Championship with spectators.
On May 20, the organizing committee of the competition noted that foreign ticket holders for Euro 2020 will be able to come to Russia without a visa using a fan passport. In addition, on May 17, Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed a security decree in connection with the UEFA European Football Championship in St. Petersburg.