Mexican Soccer Federation Opens Games To Fans

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican soccer federation says fans will be allowed to attend pro soccer games in Mexico this weekend.

The move comes after all 176 pro games across the country were played behind closed doors last weekend because of the swine flu outbreak.

The federation announced the decision Thursday, saying it was following the lead of the Mexican government. The government has lowered the alert level for swine flu and is letting schools and other public places reopen around the country.

It's estimated that shutting fans out of the stadiums last weekend cost the 18 first-division teams about $2 million in lost ticket revenue.