United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed that up to 10,000 fans will be permitted at outdoor sports venues in England from 17 May onwards.
The leader of the Conservative Party remarks will capacitate that the final two rounds of Premier League matches this season will be played with 10,000 fans.
The final two rounds of matches will be played on 18-19 May and 23 May.
Boris Johnson last Monday insisted that sports stadiums will be opened but the number of fans will be strictly limited to 10,000.
“We’ll unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadium subject to capacity limits,” Johnson said.
All English Premier League teams have a home game in either the penultimate or final round of matches.
Furthermore up to 2,000 fans were allowed at a number of Premier League matches in December, the last time fans were in attendance at top-flight games, before the country was locked down again.
However Snooker was the first sport to welcome back a capacity crowd last week as 980 fans attended the final day of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible as part of the government’s pilot scheme.
More so, some important fixtures, such as the Carabao Cup final at Wembley where Manchester City and Tottenham each had 2,000 fans in attendance, have been held to test the safe return of spectators.
In Addition up to 10,000 fans or 25% capacity, whichever figure is lower, will be allowed at larger outdoor venues, while at smaller outdoor venues, the limit will be capped at 4,000 or 50% capacity.
At indoor venues, the cap will be 1,000 or 50%, whichever is lowest.
Nevertheless the government hopes to increase the number of spectators allowed at venues from 21 June, when restrictions in England are expected to be further lifted.
There is going to be fantastic displays this weekend when 21,000 fans are expected to attend Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City.
The Duke of Cambridge, the FA’s president, will attend the game and present the trophy to the winners.