After more than eight months without spectators in the Premier League stands, the British government is opening its doors to the public – early next week.
Did you sit on the sofa and lose fans and songs during Premier League weekends? Soon, some of the yard seats may be full.
The British government announced on Monday that a maximum of 4,000 spectators may be permitted in the outdoor arenas when the community lockdown ends on December 2.
The number of bystanders depends on the spread of the infection. The UK has divided it into three stages and in the hardest hit areas there are still games without an audience.
In the areas with the best location, there are 4000 spectators at the public roof, and in the areas in the middle class there are 2000 people. It is not clear which areas are at what stage, reports BBC.
The decision will also be voted on in the British House of Commons later this week.
Not an audience for a long time
In various parts of European football, spectators were somewhat welcome during the fall, but in Germany, for example, the authorities chose to close their doors again.
In England, the Premier League has been played without spectators since the match resumed in June. The last match was played with an audience in March.
– This is a start. There are limited numbers, but it regains feeling and connection with the fans. “We missed them,” says Burnley coach Sean Ditch.
Burnley defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 in Monday’s league match – the team’s first victory in the fall – which was held in front of the empty stands at Turf Moor.
The first possible mass matches in the Premier League will take place at the first weekend in December.
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