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Fans hire CRANES to watch speedway races amid social distance restrictions

Pious with a view! Fans hire CRANES to watch a speedway race after social distance rules meant they couldn’t get to the ground in Poland

  • Enthusiasts watched the Żużlowy Motor Lublin Stadium in Poland on Sunday
  • The stadium, with a capacity of 13,000, is only allowed to fill 25 percent of the seats
  • The shortest platform for aerial work platforms was 20 meters above the ground

Fans have gone to great lengths to watch a popular speedway race by renting cranes to gaze at the stadium after social distance guidelines prevent them from entering.

The supporters were seen high above the Żużlowy Motor Lublin Stadium in Poland on Sunday as they watched the national Speedway Extra League.

The stadium, which has a capacity of 13,000, is only allowed to fill 25 percent of its seats during events during the coronavirus pandemic – which is why fans decided to take matters into their own hands.

Fans have gone to great lengths to watch a popular speedway race by renting cranes (pictured) to watch the stadium after social distance guidelines prevent them from entering

Fans have gone to great lengths to watch a popular speedway race by renting cranes (pictured) to watch the stadium after social distance guidelines prevent them from entering

Many fans lit torches (photo) late at night looking down on the track from a height similar to that of the stadium floodlights

Many fans lit torches (photo) late at night looking down on the track from a height similar to that of the stadium floodlights

Many fans lit torches (photo) late at night looking down on the track from a height similar to that of the stadium floodlights

The enthusiastic speedway enthusiasts stood on the aerial platforms in groups of two or three with the shortest about 20 meters above the ground.

Many of them lit torches well into the night as they looked down on the track from the same height as the stadium floodlights.

Locally, it was reported that in the first speedway event of the season, only three cranes were hired to oversee the stadium, but this quickly escalated to nine at the next event and 21 thereafter, according to WP Sportowe Fakty.

The avid speedway enthusiasts stood on the aerial work platforms (pictured) in groups of two or three with the shortest about 65 feet off the ground

The avid speedway enthusiasts stood on the aerial work platforms (pictured) in groups of two or three with the shortest about 65 feet off the ground

The avid speedway enthusiasts stood on the aerial work platforms (pictured) in groups of two or three with the shortest about 65 feet off the ground

The fan who directed the organization of the taps, Artur Bieniaszewski, told the publication that he is still flooded with more requests from fans.

Social distance rules in Poland are expected to be changed again in August so that the stadium can be filled 50 percent.

It is not yet known whether this will end the use of cranes by speedway enthusiasts.

The stadium (pictured), which has a capacity of 13,000, is allowed to fill only 25 percent of its capacity during events amid the corona virus pandemic

The stadium (pictured), which has a capacity of 13,000, is allowed to fill only 25 percent of its capacity during events amid the corona virus pandemic

The stadium (pictured), which has a capacity of 13,000, is allowed to fill only 25 percent of its capacity during events amid the corona virus pandemic

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