Almost six months later, the Premier League games are back in front of the spectators. This was made possible by the decision of the British Government.
Nothing stands in the way of the return of football fans in Great Britain: PM Boris Johnson Monday confirmed it will allow home visitors to outdoor events from May 17th. This means the last two games of the current season Premier League Will be played in front of an audience for the first time since December.
Depending on the relaxation that comes into effect, up to 10,000 fans or up to 25 percent of the total capacity – whichever is less – can return to the stage. For smaller spaces, the limit of 4,000 visitors or 50 per cent of the total occupation is provided. Also, the government hopes to further increase the number of fans allowed by further relaxation from June 21st.
As part of a pilot project, the League Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the end of April has already allowed 2,000 spectators per club. Chelsea FC face Leicester City in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday: ahead of the expected 21,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.