News • March 31, 2022
Spectator limit to be increased at SPL matches, F&B allowed in designated zones
Fans at Toa Payoh Stadium, 19 March 2022
SINGAPORE, 31 MARCH 2022 – The number of permitted spectators at AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) matches will be further increased starting tomorrow, 1 April 2022.
The limit will be capped at 75 per cent of each venue’s capacity, in accordance with the government directive of simplification of Safe Management Measures that went into effect on 29 March 2022.
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This means that the limits for each of the five SPL match venues for this season will be as follow: 4,500 for Jalan Besar Stadium, 3,750 for Our Tampines Hub and 2,250 each for Toa Payoh Stadium, Hougang Stadium and Jurong East Stadium.
Social distancing will not be required but fans are encouraged to keep their masks on once they are inside the stadium. Re-entry into the stadiums will also be allowed once more. However, spectators are required to be fully vaccinated* in order to gain entry. Children aged 12 years old and below, regardless of their vaccination status, will be required to be accompanied with a fully-vaccinated adult in order to gain entry.
As per the Guidelines on Safe Management Measures issued by Sport Singapore on 27 March 2022, the consumption of food and drinks is permitted during sporting events in areas within the venue specially designated for such consumption, subject to prevailing dining-in activity requirements, which include eating/drinking at a fixed position, safe distancing and the prevailing group size limits of 10 persons. Consumption of food and drinks at spectator stands is not allowed.
Meanwhile, two of the Young Lions’ matches in April have been rescheduled to allow them to embark on a local centralised training in preparation for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi. The team was due to play Geylang International FC and Tampines Rovers FC on 23 and 27 April respectively, but these have now been rescheduled to 21 June 2022 and 24 August 2022 respectively.
|Match||Original Date||New Date|
|Geylang International FC
|Saturday, 23 April 2022, 8.30pm||Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 7.45pm|
Tampines Rovers FC
|Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 8.30pm||Wednesday, 24 August 2022, 7.45pm|
The SPL will resume tomorrow, 1 April 2022 with four matches in Matchweek 5, starting with the clash between Hougang United FC and Albirex Niigata FC (S).
*A person is fully vaccinated after they have received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SKBio, Serum Institute of India, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronaVac) including their respective duration post-vaccination and a booster shot for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents for the vaccine to be fully effective.