English football to allow fans in stadiums as lockdown lifts
- A number of English football clubs given a green light to allow fans in stadiums
- Up to 2000 fans allowed in stadiums falling in Tier-2 zones
- The lockdown will lift from the nation on December 2
A number of English clubs will be allowed to host fans in their home stadiums as the lockdown lifts on December 2 from the country.
Liverpool, Everton, West Ham, Chelsea and Crystal Palace are among the clubs which will be allowed to play with up to 2000 fans in the stadium, as they fall in the Tier-2 zones.
The government was earlier set to allow the fans to attend the football matches in the upcoming season, but withheld the decision as the coronavirus situation n the country worsened, leading to a four-week long lockdown clamped across the country beginning from October 31.
“Brighton will host Southampton, Chelsea are at home to Leeds, champions Liverpool take on Wolves at Anfield while West Ham could welcome fans to the London Stadium for the visit of Manchester United. They would be the first top-flight matches to be attended by fans since the COVID-19 crisis took hold in March,” AFP reported.
According to a report by the agency, English Football League chairman Rick Parry said he was willing to reschedule the next Tuesday’s matches to Wednesday when the lockdown ends, if the government allows people to attend the matches in the areas where they are still not allowed.
The other matches are to be played in Tier-3 areas, where the fans are still not allowed.
Premier League clubs in Tier 2 can host 2,000 fans
Arsenal, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United
Tier 3 areas clubs
Aston Villa, Burnley, Leeds United, Leicester City, Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, West Bromwich, Albion Wolves