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Soccer fans in Mexico are free to partially return to stadiums for the first time in more than seven months, the Liga MX said on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

All soccer games in the country were suspended following Tijuana’s 3-2 home win over Pachuca on March 13 amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

Liga MX, the body responsible for organizing elite soccer in Mexico, restarted competitions in July, with all matches since then taking place behind closed doors.

“After holding discussions with the federal government and the Public Health Secretariat, we are able to announce the return of fans to the stands in a gradual and orderly process,” the liga said in a statement.

“The maximum number of fans will be determined by the authorities of each stadium. However, in no case can that number exceed 50 percent of the official capacity.”

The Victoria de Aguascalientes Stadium, in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes, will be the first venue to receive fans when Necaxa host Tijuana on Friday, Oct. 16.

Liga MX said the opening of each stadium hinged on the authorization of guidelines. corresponding local authorities and compliance with established health 

…Oct. 15, 2020

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