After nearly six months, Premier League games will again be able to take place in front of spectators. This is made possible by a decision of the British Government.
There is nothing in the way of a return to football fans in the UK: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed the entry of domestic audiences into outdoor events starting on 17 May. This means that the last two playing days of the current Premier League season can be played in front of an audience for the first time since December.
, Which is easily applicable, can return up to 10,000 fans or 25 percent of the total capacity – whichever is less – to the arenas. For smaller venues, a limit of 4,000 spectators or 50 percent of potential total occupancy is provided. In addition, the government hopes to further ease the number of fans recruited from 21 June.
As part of a pilot project, the League Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in late April had already allowed 2,000 spectators per club. The project in the FA Cup must be continued on Saturday: Chelsea FC will face Leicester City in the final in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
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