Atletico Madrid have given an update concerning the partial closure of their stadium by the body governing football in Europe, UEFA.
The Spanish club were sanctioned by UEFA following the rash behaviour of some of the Atletico Madrid fans. However, the club released a statement that their ban by UEFA to close a part of the stadium has been overturned.
The club released a statement on the club’s website on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. According to reports from the club, fans will be allowed to occupy the section of the stadium after the Court of Arbitration for Sports ( CAS) accepted the club’s appeal.
All members and fans with a season ticket or seat for tonight’s game will be able to access the stadium.
CAS confirmed in a statement that Atletico Madrid will allow fans into the stadium against the ban placed on the club by UEFA.
Atletico’s urgent request to stay the execution of (UEFA’s decision) was granted by CAS earlier today, considering the serious repercussions to local security if the partial stadium closure had to be enforced at this late stage.
Atletico Madrid fans will hope their presence will push the team when they face Manchester City in the second leg of the game.