The Fourth Section of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice (TSJCV) has issued an order today by which it agrees to provisionally suspend the decision of the Generalitat to limit the capacity in the stadiums of the Valencian Community to a maximum of 20,000 spectators that host professional soccer competitions.
The Chamber understands that the Autonomous Administration has not justified this measure and considers the appeal presented by the Professional Football League (LFP).
The appellants did not question the 60% of maximum capacity contemplated in the resolution of the Ministry of Health of last September 6 for the period between 7 and 27 of that month, but the added limit in terms of the total number of attendees .
The magistrates do not appreciate in the administrative resolution or in the allegations to the appeal made by the Generalitat Lawyers “any reason that justifies the opportunity of the accumulated requirement to limit the capacity in 60% of the capacity of each football stadium, yes collected in the agreement of the Interterritorial Health Council of September 1 “.
In this sense, they recall that the Health resolution already establishes a series of preventive measures for stadiums such as the requirement to maintain a distance seat in the same row, the sectorization of entrances, the use of a mask or the consumption of drink and food.
“It is meaningless, as the League representation alleges, the result that is reached: that from a figure the available space (ratio of occupied / empty seats begins to increase, without there being any risk factor that is justified , given the provision of the other preventive measures “, specifies the Chamber.
The Court also alludes in the order, which can be appealed in replacement, the foreseeable positive evolution of the pandemic and the vaccination rate for the first dates of effect of this measure in the Valencian football stadiums, on September 17.