It’s the news we’ve all be waiting for.
A maximum of 4,000 fans are set to be allowed at outdoor sporting events in the lowest-risk areas when lockdown measures are lifted on December 2.
As reported by the BBC, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the news when he addresses the nation later on Monday.
Breaking: The Prime Minister is set to make announcement this afternoon re return of crowds to sport. Tiered approach. BBC Sport understands max 4,000 fans will be allowed to attend outdoor events in lowest-risk areas after national lockdown. No crowds in highest-risk areas.— Laura Scott (@LauraScott__) November 23, 2020
Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed to attend under tier 2 restrictions, though areas in tier 3 will have to wait longer.
While the limited numbers hardly scratch the surface for elite clubs, the news could be huge for the survival of lower league sides who rely on getting supporters into the ground.
More to follow….
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