Bohemians set to use Aviva Stadium in event of potential home Europa League qualifier

Sat, Jul 25 2020

Premier Division outfit Bohemians have been granted permission to use the Aviva Stadium in the event of them receiving a home tie in the Europa League qualifiers.

Bohemians earned a Europa League finish last season after coming third in the top-flight.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ckub will not be able to accommodate any fans inside their home venue for any potential ties.

A statement from the Gypsies read this evening: “Bohemian Football Club is pleased to confirm that should we be drawn at home in our Europa League qualifier next month, the tie will take place at the Aviva Stadium.

“The club wishes to express its thanks to the FAI for facilitating this.

“Hosting a potential home tie at a modern and spacious world class facility would allow the club to maintain the absolute maximum levels of health and safety measures in line with Uefa Covid-19 European football protocols.

“Due to upheaval in the football calendar as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, qualifiers for both the Champions and Europa League this season will be a single game each rather than played over two legs.

“Bohemians will find out on Monday August 10 who we will face – and whether we will have home advantage – in the first qualifying round, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday August 27.

“The game will be played behind closed doors in line with Uefa’s current protocols.”