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‘Drive-in’ football coming to Denmark

Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland has installed giant screens in the car park outside its MCH Arena to allow fans to watch football matches from their cars when competition resumes.

More than 2,000 of the club’s 12,000 parking spaces will be opened up around the stadium and fans will also be able to access TV commentary through their car radios.

Players inside the empty stadium will have scenes from the car park relayed onto pitchside screens.

The Superliga, which was suspended sue to coronavirus, is currently planning to restart on 17 May with the season finishing by the end of July.

FC Midtjylland’s marketing director Preben Rokkjaer said:

We’re working hard to create the best possible experience. The coronavirus does not change that, it just provides some other preconditions.

He added that there will be prizes for the car dressed best in club colours, while away fans will be parked in a separate section.

Rokkjaer said the club is in touch with the police, the Herning Municipality and the stadium authorities to create a safe framework and provide security for all fans.