Gdansk Stadium empty in week it should have hosted Europa League final
May 27 should have been the day Gdansk hosted the Europa League final but like so many other sports events it was postponed by UEFA due to the novel coronavirus.
RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: EXTERIORS OF THE GDANSK STADIUM - THE HOST OF THE 2020 EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL, FOOTAGE OF GDANSK CITY CENTRE SHOWS: GDANSK, POLAND (MAY 26, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF GDANSK STADIUM 2.
EUROPA LEAGUE BANNERS ON FENCE, EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 3.
VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF STADIUM 4.
SIGN, READING: "UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE.
GDANSK FINAL 2020.
27 MAY 2020 - 21:00 5.
EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL BANNER IN FRONT OF STADIUM 6.
FOOTBALL STATUE IN FRONT OF STADIUM 7.
EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 8.
EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL BANNER IN FRONT OF STADIUM 9.
MAN CYCLING PASSED STADIUM 10.
EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 11.
LAND OUTSIDE STADIUM / EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 12.
VIEW OF CITY CENTRE FROM MARTWA WISLA RIVER 13.
WOMAN SELLING FLOWERS IN CITY CENTRE 14.
VARIOUS OF FAMILY BUYING FLOWER 15.
PEOPLE WALKING ALONG STREET 16.
VARIOUS OF NEPTUNE'S FOUNTAIN 17.
MAN, WEARING MASK WHILE WALKING HIS DOG 18.
PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET 19.
VIEW OF BARS IN CITY CENTRE STORY: May 27 should have been the day Gdansk hosted the Europa League final, but like so many other sports events, it was postponed by UEFA due to the novel coronavirus.
Soccer, as with most sports around the world, has been brought to a near standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the German Bundesliga being the first major European League to resume last week after a two-month hiatus.
The Europa League and Champions League are stalled in the middle of its round of 16.
UEFA, European soccer's governing body, wants the Europa League final to be held in Gdansk on Aug.
26 and the Champions League final played three days later in Istanbul.
Those decisions are likely to be made at UEFA's executive committee meeting on June 17.
(Production: Matej Leskovsek, Tim Hart)