Premier League expected to be told it can fill out stadiums next month

The final home game of the 2020/21 Premier League season saw supporters return to Old Trafford for the first time since March 2020, a day that gave hope that normality was finally returning after a long COVID-19 standstill.

10,000 supporters were in attendance as Manchester United drew with Fulham but according to reports, it is now expected that Premier League stadiums will be full on the opening day of next season.

That’s according to The Guardian, who say that the Premier League is expecting to be told it can fill stadiums to full capacity upon the start of the season next month.

Old Trafford, the biggest stadium in terms of capacity in the Premier League, has just hosted one game with supporters since the pandemic began, as opposed to London clubs where 2,000 supporters have been allowed entry on numerous occasions.

Manchester United start the new campaign with a blockbuster fixture against Leeds at home and with 75,000 fans in attendance for the first time in 18 months, it could prove to be a historic encounter.

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