The Helsinki Cup Board has decided that the summer 2020 Helsinki Cup will be held despite the corona situation.
The Board bases its decisions on discussions with both the City of Helsinki and the health authorities.
The Finnish government has previously announced that it will allow the organisation of sports events and the start of hobby activities from the beginning of June.
However, the Helsinki Cup will not be played this summer as it is used to be played.
“The health of the participants will still be taken into account in everything we do, and we have made various safety-supporting emergency arrangements so that no one is at risk when participating in the event,” says Kirsi Kavanne, CEO of the Helsinki Cup.
Exceptions include the fact that international teams will not be admitted to the tournament this year due to travel restrictions and the current situation. The number of teams from other than Finland has also been substantially reduced.
The Helsinki Cup also introduces numerous other abnormal arrangements to ensure everyone’s safety and health. For example, the opening ceremony and the traditional tournament disco will not be held, the time of entry and departure of teams on the field between matches has been increased and the number of spectators has been limited.
However, viewers are offered the opportunity to watch the matches streamed online.
Other exceptional measures and more detailed matters related to the tournament will be announced separately later.