Stadiums are due to be allowed to re-open from December 2 once the second coronavirus lockdown is eased
Department for Culture Media and Sport has submitted proposals to the Cabinet Office for the return of fans to grounds in December.But now 4,000 spectators – or 50 per cent of a stadium’s capacity for outdoor events, depending on which is lower – are set to be allowed in Tier 1 areas as well as 2,000 spectators or 50 per cent capacity for indoor events also due to be allowed.
EVENTS THAT COULD SEE THE RETURN OF FANS
- December 2
- Manchester United v PSG, Old Trafford – Champions League
- December 3
- Arsenal v Rapid Vienna, Emirates stadium – Europa League
- December 4
- Barnsley v Bournemouth, Oakwell – Championship
- Bristol v Northampton Saints, Ashton Gate – Premiership
Boris Johnson is set to make an announcement later on Monday detailing the long-awaited return of spectators to live sporting events.
Elite sports have still continued behind closed doors during the four-week lockdown, while grassroots and amateur sport have been stopped since 5 November