Brighton 'set to be first Premier League club to welcome back fans'

Brighton ‘set to be first Premier League club to welcome back fans’ with 2,500 set to be allowed into the Amex Stadium for pre-season friendly which could be as early as THIS WEEKEND

  • Brighton fans look set to be the first to finally see their team play live again 
  • It is reported that 2,500 fans will be allowed into the Amex, this weekend or next 
  • October 1 is the date set down to begin to slow reintroduction of fans around UK

Brighton fans look set to be among the first in the Premier League to return to the stands to watch their team play.

Following the ever-changing coronavirus guidelines set down by the Government, live sporting events are slowly starting to prepare to welcome spectators back to the action.

And soon an announcement is expected to confirm that up to 2,500 fans will be allowed into Brighton’s match against unnamed opponents at the club’s Amex stadium to take place either over the Bank Holiday Weekend or next week, according to the Times.

Brighton look set to be one of the first Premier League sides to play in front of their fans again

This will act as a test event, as the methods and safety procedures regarding bringing fans back are examined. 

A series of matches around the country have already seen the limited introduction of some spectators, including a recent friendly between Ashton United and Swindon Town.

It is also reported that a Women’s Super League match between Manchester United and reigning champions Chelsea on September 6 at Leigh Sports Village will see the return of fans to the stands.

Wembley Stadium has been proposed as a test venue for fans for the FA Trophy and FA Vase finals, on September 20 or 27, with up to a maximum 10,000 supporters in the stadium.

A maximum of 2,500 supporters are reportedly set to be allowed into the Amex next weekend

A date of October 1 has been set down within the Government’s planning, for the gradual return of fans to football across the divisions.

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) expects stadiums to be between 17 per cent and 33 per cent full when spectators return.

Strict sanitary and social distancing measures will remain in place throughout, and it is understood stadiums could go without maximum capacity for most, if not all, of the coming football season.

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