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A YEAR WITHOUT FANS: Football supporters eager to return to games

 

A year on from the last game that housed a full stadium of fans, football supporters across the country are eagerly anticipating their return.

Boris Johnson's roadmap indicates that 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend the last game of the season. June 21st 2021 is when restrictions are due to end in the UK.

That means next season, fans should return to packing out their team's stadium once more.

It's been a long year and fans are eagerly anticipating returning to watch their team live.

The last time a full stadium witnessed a Premier League game live was Leicester City v Aston Villa on Monday 9th March 2020.

All games in the top tier were made available on television after the lockdown was announced.

 

Limited returns

 

In late 2020, when the government's tier system was announced, fans returned in a limited capacity.

Liverpool and London welcomed 1000 supporters to games as they were placed in tier two.

The move up to tier three stopped any more fans going to matches, with another lockdown announced after Christmas.

Potentially, Wembley could host 10,000 fans in UEFA Euro 2020. England's third group game against Czech Republic could see a full ground.

That's a sight many fans want to see happen in the near future as the country looks to move on from Covid-19 once and for all.

A year is a long time for fans not to attend football games, but it may soon be history if all goes well.


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