Egyptian Premier League raises number of attendees, reduces tickets’ price

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 9 May 2022

The Premier League announced on Monday that it is increasing the number of attendees in each game from 2,000 to 5,000 starting from the second round of the Egyptian Premier League, which also kicks off on Monday.

Fans   Egyptian League

 

“5,000 supporters will be allowed to attend every game starting from the next round, as the Premier League is eager to continue the gradual return of spectators to football games in recognition of their important role,” the Premier League said in a statement on its official Facebook page on Monday.

Egypt has been holding all football games behind closed doors over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in October, the spectator ban was partially lifted in tandem with the start of the domestic league’s current season.

“The interior ministry has agreed to allow 1,000 supporters of each club to attend league games starting from the new 2021/22 season,” Premier League CEO Ahmed Diab said at the time.

In Monday’s statement, the Premier League also announced that the price of the unified ticket for attending matches has been reduced from EGP 100 to EGP 75 to make it easier for fans to attend.

The second round of the Egyptian league is set to start on Monday.

Holders Zamalek are currently at the top of the Egyptian Premier League’s table with 41 points from 17 games, six points ahead of second-placed Pyramids FC, who still have one match in hand.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link: