Sport Spectators return at some Premier League clubs

17:30  26 november  2020
17:30  26 november  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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LONDON - Premier League clubs can look forward to welcoming back spectators in highly limited numbers next month for the first time since March, following an announcement by the British government on Monday. Up to 4,000 people can return to outdoor sports stadiums in parts of

Up to 4,000 people can return to outdoor sports stadiums and live performances in low-risk parts of England from December 2, the government said on Monday, permitting the revival of attendance at some Premier League football and other events. Spectators set to be allowed at outdoor sports.

Several English Premier League football clubs will be able to play their games in front of an audience for the first time since March next week.

Unter anderem der FC Liverpool darf 2000 Fans wieder ins Stadion lassen. © Rui Vieira / AP / dpa Among other things, Liverpool FC may allow 2000 fans back into the stadium.

champions Liverpool FC, leaders Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC are among the clubs that are allowed to let up to 2000 fans into the stadium for their home games. Other clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, have to continue playing in front of empty ranks for the time being.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that a limited number of fans would again be admitted to football matches in England. The exact number depends on the regionally applicable Corona restrictions. Up to 4000 viewers are allowed where the lowest lockdown level applies. In London and Liverpool, where level 2 applies, a maximum of 2000 people or - if lower - half the stadium capacity is allowed.

In the Greater Manchester region, among others, the third and highest level will apply until further notice. The authorities assess the risk of contracting the coronavirus as "very high". That is why there is still no audience allowed in the stands. Leicester City, Newcastle United and Aston Villa also have to wait to be allowed to reopen their stadium gates.

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They filed into the stadiums for the first time in nine months, clutching treasured match tickets and with their masks partially hiding the glee on their faces. What once might have been taken for granted — going to watch their teams play in the English Premier League — felt like a huge privilege Saturday for the fortunate 4,000 given the honor of being the first soccer supporters to be allowed into games in England’s top division since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March.

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