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Swiss football and ice hockey schedules altered to maximise fan attendance

Young Boys take on Luzern in the 2020 Swiss Cup on August 6 (by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

The Swiss Football League (SFL) and Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF) have announced that the start of their 2020-21 domestic league seasons will be delayed in an effort to maximise the opportunities of the government relaxing fan attendance restrictions from October.

Swiss federal lawmakers announced last week that from October 1 sports teams can add thousands of spectators to stadia and arena attendances if their plans are approved by local authorities. This will end a long-standing limit of 1,000 spectators at public events.

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