The coronavirus pandemic changed everyone's habits and customs. What until the end of 2019 was normal, such as filling stadiums at a sporting event, today is something that sounds very strange. However, for the Concacaf Gold Cup that begins in less than a month and will be played in its entirety in the United States, it's something of "the old normal" that can return.
Because the organization of the tournament of national teams trusts that, with the vaccination plan that's being carried out in the United States, the stadiums will be able to open to receive their full capacity, because there will be a large number of citizens with at least one dose of the vaccine against the disease that generated the pandemic.
"We are lucky that vaccination has advanced a lot in the United States. We did the Nations League at 50% capacity and everything indicates that we will be at 100% capacity in the Gold Cup," said Heidi Pellerano, Commercial Director of Concacaf, this Wednesday at the 'Soccerex' football industry forum.
Likewise, the directive indicated that they seek to have activity not only inside the stadiums, but outside them, although they know that it will be complex because not all the fans are ready for massive events.
"The pandemic has shown us that the fan experience goes far beyond the stadium, and in our case it is true, because the majority of our fans are not usually able to go to the fields, since we have fans in 41 countries and most do not. they can go to the championships", added Pellerano.