Polish soccer fans will soon return to stadiums - PM

Poland's top league, Ekstraklasa, is "something else than just a game, something else than just a sport," Morawiecki said, adding that the matches promote "Polish business, the Polish will to fight, our skills, our capabilities." Paweł Supernak/PAP

Polish football fans will likely be able to attend matches from June 19, provided that at least three-quarters of seats are left empty, PM Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Friday.

After an 80-day break, the first top league football match was scheduled to be played on Friday, but with no fans present.

"We're pleased that we've been able to work out suitable mechanisms to return to the game (...). For me it's a signal of returning to a new normality," Morawiecki said.

Poland's top league, Ekstraklasa, is "something else than just a game, something else than just a sport," Morawiecki said, adding that the matches promote "Polish business, the Polish will to fight, our skills, our capabilities."

"I'm pleased that our Ekstraklasa will be shown in 16 European countries," the prime minister said.

Fans will be re-admitted to stadiums under a new sanitary regime, including disinfecting procedures and measures preventing close contact between people.