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Stadiums reopened -- sort of -- for final weekend
by Paul Kennedy, May 8th, 2009 7:01AM
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[MEXICO]Stadiums across Mexico will be reopened -- with restrictions -- for the final weekend of regular-season play in Mexico's Torneo Clausura. Following two weekends of games without fans in response to the swine flu outbreak, supporters will be allowed at games, but they will restricted to sitting in every other seat and every other row and they must wear facemasks, wash their hands when entering and walk to their seats in single file.

In addition, fans will be asked about their health. The one exception regarding the seating of fans is that families will be allowed to sit together.

"Opening the stadiums is a reflection that the contingency level has been lowered," Mexican federation president Decio de Maria said. "What remains is to keep working and following recommendations of government health officials."

Three spots are up for grabs in the Clausura playoffs, which begin next week. In addition, Necaxa and Tigres go into the final weekend battling to avoid relegation (which is based on average points over the last three seasons).

The relaxation of restrictions on entry into Mexican stadiums should allow San Luis and Guadalajara to go ahead next week with their Libertadores Cup series against Nacional of Uruguay and Sao Paulo of Brazil, respectively. Their first legs scheduled to be played this week were postponed.

Chivas could find itself playing three games next week -- it's fighting for a berth in the Clausura playoffs -- while San Luis has no chance of advancing to the playoffs.

Standings:
Group 1 -Pachuca 33 points; Monterrey 26; Puebla 25; Santos 22; Indios 20; Atlante 14.
Group 2 -UNAM 25; UAG 24; Guadalajara, Morelia 21; Club America 20; Cruz Azul 12.
Group 3 -Toluca 33; Atlas 21; Chiapas 20; San Luis 17; Necaxa 14; Tigres 13.

Schedule:
Saturday, May 9
Chiapas vs. Cruz Azul
San Luis vs. Toluca
Atlas vs. Pachuca
Club America vs. Necaxa
Santos vs. Morelia
Atlante vs. Santos
Sunday, May 10
Puebla vs. UAG
UNAM vs. Monterrey
Indios vs.  Guadalajara

 



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