Football: Fans Are Back In Premier League, But There’s A Catch

Football fans will be back inside the Premier League stadium for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak – but the numbers of supporters will be limited.

The UK government recently announced its new regional tier system which will apply when the lockdown comes to end in the UK on Dec 2.

Only cities in tier 2 are permitted to allow fans back into their stadium and not more than 2,000 supporters for one game. But cities currently in tier 3 will continue to follow strict COVID-19 safety measures with games continue to be played behind closed doors, and with no fans.

So a lot of teams, which are in tier-3, are feeling hard done by and amongst them are cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle, to name a few.

Fans at Anfield

London is in tier 2 and Arsenal could become the first team to open their gates for the fans in the UK when they host Rapid Vienna in Europa League on December 3.

West Ham’s home game against Manchester United could become the first Premier League fixture to welcome fans back, while current champions of England, Liverpool, could also open their turnstiles when they host Wolves for a league game on Sunday night.

The situation is far from perfect in England, but they are improving and getting fans, though in limited numbers, shows that the sports could also be back to some normalcy.

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