Bohemians and the FAI have confirmed Government approval for up to 6,000 fans to attend the second leg of the club's UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round tie with Stjarnan FC of Iceland at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, 15 July.

This capacity has been agreed as part of Phase Two of the Government's pilot programme for the safe return of spectators to Irish sport and follows detailed talks between all parties. Additionally, in Phase Two, spectator numbers at all Irish football grounds will increase from this Saturday, in line with stadium capacity.

Bohemians will now issue ticketing details to their fan base.

Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert said: "We are delighted as a club to facilitate the return of fans to the Aviva Stadium for our UEFA Europa Conference League game with Stjarnan.

"The recent return of supporters to Dalymount Park, even in such small numbers, has been a real boost for everyone involved with the club so this news is really welcome today.

"We will now communicate with our fans and the Irish football public on the sale and distribution of tickets for this game and look forward to the match and a great atmosphere at the Aviva."

FAI CEO Jonathan Hill added: "This is another step forward in our Return to Watch programme and we welcome the confirmation that 6,000 fans can attend the Bohemians versus Stjarnan game in the new UEFA Europa Conference League, the biggest crowd at an Irish football game since the pandemic began.

"This is a major boost as we look to get supporters back to League of Ireland and Women's National League football at pre-pandemic levels and the addition of the Aviva Stadium as a test venue is significant as we look to get our fans back into the ground for the big World Cup games in September."