Germany plans for 20,000 fans at upcoming Formula 1 race

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Pit stop of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport during the 24h Nuerburgring Race on May 28, 2017 in Nuerburg, Germany. IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG with a special limited edition from the Ingenieur family and supported the Mercedes-AMG GT3 from the Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for IWC)

NURBURG, Germany (NewsNation Now) — Germany is preparing for the single-largest gathering of people since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country earlier this year.

This past weekend, the government gave the green light for soccer clubs in the Bundesliga to have fans in the stands. Depending on the region, teams were allowed to have between 10-25% capacity.

On Monday, officials said as many as 20,000 spectators will be allowed to attend next month’s Formula One Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring track, north of Cologne.

The world-famous track normally accommodates more than 100,000 fans.

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