The Premier League has in its latest presser revealed that a section of the home fans of each club will be allowed into the stadiums for the final two matches of the season.
According to the Premier League, up to 10,000 fans will be allowed into the home club’s stadium during round 37 game week [May 18 to 19], and round 38 game week [May 23] provided the UK government’s plans to ease the coronavirus restrictions manifests.
The #PL has today confirmed that the final two Matchweeks of the 2020/21 season will be limited to home fans, subject to the Government easing lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom
Full statement 👉 https://t.co/Yq7U3ECUzP pic.twitter.com/633ArXguI9— Premier League (@premierleague) May 5, 2021
In that effect, the Premier League has taken a decision to limit the stadium attendance for home spectators.
“Supporters are expected to be able to return to stadiums from 17 May in a reduced capacity, pending the final Government decision on planned Step 3 conditions,” a statement by the Premier League reads.
“The Premier League last week confirmed fixtures have been rescheduled to provide an opportunity for each club to host one home game with supporters before the end of the season.
“Match Round 37 will now be played on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May with the final matches of the season kicking off at 4 pm on Sunday 23 May, as planned.
“Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the League and the need to deliver a consistent approach while maximizing the opportunity for home-fan attendance.
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“The safety and security of supporters are of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing Covid-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.
“Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season.”
That said, as to whether the UK government will ease the restrictions or not we can’t for now as the Premier League awaits the government’s decision on May 10.