I understand there's a limit to the number of fans due to coronavirus, but why are they all just in one quadrant of the stands with the rest of the stands empty rather than spread throughout the whole stands? Surely this gets rid of the whole point of limiting the number of fans (to allow people to distance).
Opening less stands is cost effective and requires less staff being exposed to possible infections. Also watching fans in fewer stands is easier for the security staff.
The limits are not just for distancing on the stands. In fact, the stands are the least of the problems they have. When the fans are all seated they don't pose much of a threat to their neighbours anymore (as long as they keep their required distance).
The limits have several other reasons as well:
- avoid bigger crowds at the entrances and on premises
- avoid overcrowded public transport
- retain a reasonable number of infections in case of a spreading