Premier League set to have fans back at match venues before Christmas

Premier League set to have fans back at match venues before Christmas

- Premier League could welcome fans back in the stadia before Christmas

- The UK government reveals that it wil[ give consideration to supporters in areas where COVID-19 is less ravaging at match venues

- No fan has been allowed into the stadium since March

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The wait could be finally over as the United Kingdom government is reportedly planning to give football fans the green light to watch their favourtite teams.

No spectator has been allowed at match venues since coronavirus was declared a pandemic earlier this year.

Although they had been given a proposed date for their return, the second wave of COVID-19 forced them to go back on their promise.

However, with the news of the vaccines almost 95 percent successful, the UK authorities is ready to fling the gates open to fans from early next month.

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According to the new plans drawn up by the government, Premier League and Football League clubs could have their fans back next month as reported by SunSport quoting Sportsmail.

Premier League set to have fans back at match venues before Christmas

Premier League fans might be back at match venues before Christmas. Photo by Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket.
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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport were said to have submitted a proposal which will allow supporters in areas with less COVID-19 infection rates to attend games.

Though the government is yet to officially accept the proposal, the DCMS's involvement is encouraging.

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Earlier this week, the French government revealed that they will not be allowing fans into the stadia until January at the earliest.

West Ham United boss David Moyes was said to have lamented fans going to cinemas to watch live games but won't be allowed at venues for games.

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"People are going watch a game in a cinema, close to here, why can we not be sitting outside in the open air doing it? Please come out and give us an explanation as to why we can't do it."

Having fans back in the stadia will definitely help some of the clubs stand on their feet after the effects of the VOVID-19 pandemic.

Legit.ng earlier reported that No fewer than 1000 fans each will be allowed into 10 different match centres when action resumes in the English Championship this weekend.

The supporters have been barred from gaining access to watch their favourite teams and players since coronavirus was declared a pandemic in March.

And this has taken a toll on all football clubs, not just in England, but across the globe as their revenues have been greatly affected.

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