On Thursday, 24th September, the UEFA Super Cup will be played in Budapest. Puskás Aréna will be the first stadium to open up partly to football fans of UEFA leagues after the lockdown. Fans of Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC will arrive to cheer their teams, after they have taken seats provided by Forum Seating, one of our brands.
It was opened in autumn last year. The Hungarian facility was one of the arenas where the UEFA European Championship was supposed to be played in 2020. The calendar of football events was, however, ruined by the coronavirus pandemic. In March both national league and European Cup games were cancelled. A few months later the players resumed the games, but the stadiums remained closed to the public. Champions League and European Cup, to mention just two, were played in front of an empty stadium. The former was won by Bayern Munich from Germany, while the latter belonged to the Spanish Sevilla FC.
In late August UEFA decided that the Super Cup, a meeting of the two abovementioned giants, would be played on 24th September in Budapest. For the first time in a few months football fans will be allowed to enter the stadium. This time there will be no crowds, though - the number of spectators was reduced to 30% of the capacity of the stadium, which means that Puskás Aréna will hold ca. 20 thousand spectators this time.
The project completed for the Hungarian national stadium was the largest job in the history of this brand, known for providing solutions to public facilities. Apart from more than 65 thousand seats and VIP chairs, we provided a range of other solutions to Puskás Aréna, such as commentators’ tables, landings for the disabled and camera operators, and a complete set of railings. Read more about the stadium design HERE.
We are sure that the football fans who will have the opportunity to watch the Europe Super Cup live are in for an unforgettable experience, and we hope those watching the game at home will soon be able to cheer their team at the stadium!