Feyenoord has been given permission to allow five thousand spectators in the home game against FC Twente. That is two thousand more than on Sunday in the derby against Sparta Rotterdam (3-0 win).
After the friendly duel with the fellow townsman, trainer Dick Advocaat expressed his incomprehension about the low number of spectators in De Kuip. According to the Hagenaar, there can also be many more fans in the stadium with the current corona measures.
“If there can be 30,000 people on the beach and 15,000 people on the Dam, then in a stadium with a capacity of 50,000 there could also be 10,000 people 2 meters apart,” said a frustrated lawyer.
Four thousand more supporters could have been welcome against Sparta, but Feyenoord was forced to stop ticket sales. The day before, Prime Minister Mark Rutte had spoken critically at a press conference about fans of the Rotterdammers who sang songs during an open training – against the rules.
Compared to the game against Sparta, the same measures and guidelines apply on Sunday against FC Twente (kick-off 2.30 p.m.). This means that all supporters in the stadium must wear a mouth mask.
The match against FC Twente will be Feyenoord’s second exhibition game in the run-up to the new season. Advocaat’s team starts the competition on Saturday, September 12 with an away match against PEC Zwolle.