Omnisport – A limit of 1000 spectators until March?

At a press conference, Lausanne HC leaders revealed that two proposals would circulate in terms of stadium attendance in Switzerland from September.

Will the Vaudoise aréna be able to accommodate more than 1,000 spectators from September?

Will the Vaudoise aréna be able to accommodate more than 1,000 spectators from September?


Will sporting events be subject to a limit of 1000 spectators beyond 2020? In any case, this is what the chairman of the Lausanne HC board of directors Patrick de Preux suggested on Tuesday afternoon. The Vaud club had in fact summoned the press to express its concerns and convey a message, while there are still many uncertainties about the course of the next hockey season, supposed to start on September 18.

«Currently, two proposals studied by the Federal Council and the cantons are circulating. The first reports a national limit to 1,000 people until March 31, 2021 for all sporting events and shows. The second would allow adjustments regulated by the cantons, revealed the Lausanne leader. As much to say to you that the first is impossible for us. If that’s it, Mass is said. Financially, we could not live with our payroll and our organization under these conditions.»

The LHC is probably not alone in this case. Contacted, another Swiss hockey leader confirmed to us that these two proposals were in the air, without wanting to express themselves. «There are still a lot of unknowns, added Lausanne CEO Sacha Weibel. We will know more mid-August.» Or when the summer break of the Federal Council is over (the 12th).

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