UK Government Set To Allow Fans Back To Stadium Soon
Based on a letter written to Conservative MP from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the range of people who will be allowed into stadiums will be reduced to around 1,000 to 2500 instead of the initial plans of about 30 per cent of the venue.
One of the members of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Nigel Huddleston wrote to the former Sports Minister and Conservative MP, Tracey Crouch to emphasize the plan to open sporting events for a small number of spectators from October 1. He wrote;
‘I know how important this is for sports clubs for whom paying spectators are vital,’ Huddleston wrote to Crouch. ‘Subject to public health conditions, we hope to open elite sports fixtures including the National League for socially distanced spectators under COVID-secure conditions from October 1.’
Significant news for the return of fans!
Despite last week's announcement, the DCMS hope to reopen elite sport fixtures from 1 October.
This letter was sent to Tracey Crouch MP today by Nigel Huddleston, the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. pic.twitter.com/lMzIG58L9T
— Ollie Bayliss (@Ollie_Bayliss) September 14, 2020