Away fans will NOT be allowed in Premier League stadiums this season
Away fans will NOT be permitted back into Premier League stadiums this season under current plans as talks with Government enter final stages for October 3 return
- Premier League stadiums are likely to remain closed for away fans upon return
- Clubs have sent correspondence to fans informing them of October 3 comeback
- Premier League chiefs held talks with DCMS to finalise details for return of fans
Premier League stadiums are likely to remain closed to away fans despite clubs informing supporters they hope to have them back from October 3.
Arsenal are among the clubs to have sent correspondence to fans informing them of their intention to welcome back supporters from the first weekend of October, as per Government guidelines.
Their circular read: ‘We are continuing to work hard with the Premier League and UK Government on plans to bring fans back to stadiums, initially with reduced capacities.’
Premier League stadiums likely to remain closed to away fans despite planned October return
Premier League chiefs held constructive talks with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Thursday — including Secretary of State Oliver Dowden (right) — to begin finalising the details of welcoming back fans.
The DCMS are expected to reveal details of the next set of test events imminently, with Brighton volunteering their Amex Stadium as a potential venue.
Arsenal among the clubs to have sent correspondence to fans with intention of October return
However, away fans face being barred from matches for most of the season with top-flight clubs planning to prioritise season ticket holders until stadiums are permitted to operate at full capacity.
The Government is set to restrict attendances to between 20 and 30 per cent during the first phase of fans returning, and Sportsmail has been told there is unlikely to be any initial provision made for away fans, with the League working on a bespoke, one-size-fits-all plan for each club based on stadium design, transport links and local infection rates.
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