Good news for football fans!
Entry to games for football fans could be a possibility again as early as next week, according to the latest reports.
Recent restrictions are showing signs of effectiveness after being introduced earlier this month, with the UK’s second lockdown due to end on the 2nd of December.
According to the Telegraph, we could be looking at a Tier system that would allow a reduced crowd into games in areas of the country with lower numbers of COVID-19 cases.
The report suggests the UK Government is expected to make this clear in part of an announcement, with as many as 4000 fans allowed into stadiums in Tier 1 areas, 2000 in Tier 2 areas, with Tier 3 being out of boards.
This could see Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain become the first competitive game at Old Trafford with fans since all the way back in March.
4,000 inside Old Trafford? Could be a start. Made me think when just 5,102 showed at Old Trafford for a first team friendly at home to Brondby in '92. First night the new (uncovered) Stretford End was open. Pissed it down. Debuts for Nicky Butt and Keith Gillespie, both 17.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) November 23, 2020
The Telegraph does make note of Arsenal’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna the following evening as being the most likely to welcome back fans first due to lower coronavirus cases in Islington than in Manchester at the moment.
It remains to be seen what this means for away fans – but I highly doubt long trips will be allowed, if any at all.
Time will tell but we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground.