Boris Johnson confirms as much as 10,000 followers allowed at sports activities stadiums from 17 Might


Up to 2,000 football fans were allowed to briefly take part in Premier League games in December

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that up to 10,000 fans can take part in outdoor sports venues in England until May 17th.

These include the final two rounds of Premier League games this season, for which the stadiums will be open Home fans only with reduced capacity.

The last two rounds of the game will be played on May 18, 19 and May 23.

“We will unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadiums subject to capacity restrictions,” said Johnson on Monday.

All teams have a home game either in the penultimate or in the last round.

Richard Masters, Premier League executive director, said: “It will be great to see the fans again.

“They have been missed very much and the Premier League has not been the same without them. Your presence will ensure a fantastic final until the end of our season.”

Up to 2,000 fans were allowed to participate in a number of Premier League games in December. The last time fans were present at top games before the country was suspended again.

Snooker was the first sport that a Capacity quantity Last week, 980 fans attended the final day of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible as part of the government’s pilot project.

Some pilot events like that Carabao Cup Final The safe return of spectators was tested at Wembley, which had 2,000 fans each in Manchester City and Tottenham.

Up to 10,000 fans or 25% capacity, whichever is lower, is allowed in larger outdoor venues, while smaller outdoor venues have a limit of 4,000 or 50%.

Indoors, the upper limit is 1,000 or 50%, whichever is the lowest.

The government hopes to increase the number of spectators admitted to the venues from June 21st if restrictions are expected to continue to lift in England.

The pilots will continue this weekend when 21,000 fans are expected to attend the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City on Saturday.

The Duke of Cambridge, the President of the FA, will take part in the game and present the trophy to the winners.

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