It is stormy with Orange fans who want to buy tickets for the international match of the Dutch national team against Latvia. For the first time in more than a year, a (limited number of) visitors are allowed to attend that competition. Thousands of fans are already in the virtual queue from 9 am this morning.
Netherlands -Letland will be played on Saturday March 27 in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam and is a qualifying match for the World Cup in Qatar. The match may be 5,000 spectators. It is therefore one of the experiments of the so-called Fieldlabs. Previously, small numbers of spectators were already admitted to concerts, theater performances and football matches in the first division. With 5000 fans, the international match of Oranje will be the largest experiment so far.
Ticket sales started at nine this morning. At 9:05 am, more than 3000 people were already in the virtual queue. Ticket sales are currently only for members of the official fan club OnsOranje. Fans can buy several tickets at the same time.
The last home game of the Dutch national team where visitors were present was on November 19, 2019. Then the Orange won 5-0 against Estonia in the Aren.
The research in the Netherlands – Latvia is mainly focused on the testing policy and the use of the new CoronaCheck app developed by the government. This allows the visitors to show that they have a negative test result.
As with previous field labs, a number of research bubbles are used during the Netherlands – Latvia. Per bubble, possible scenarios and behavioral elements for receiving an audience in grandstands of large-scale events are tested, without taking 1.5 meters into account. Examples are different ways of taking a seat, for example in order of entry, different sitting patterns and separation of arrival times.
In addition, one of the bubbles contains the scientific research project led by Eindhoven University of Technology into the dispersion of aerosols in the air. The structure of aerosol concentrations in a stadium and the effectiveness of measures to reduce those aerosol concentrations are investigated. In December, the first measurements were already taken in the Arena without an audience, with artificial aerosol generators.
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Rush on tickets for ‘trial match’ Oranje | Dutch football
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