Up to 10,000 fans will be permitted at outdoor sports venues in England from 17 May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.
Fans Set To Return To Sports Stadiums This Month (See Date)
That includes the final two rounds of Premier League matches this season, with stadiums set to open to home fans only at reduced capacity.
The final two rounds of matches will be played on 18-19 May and 23 May.
“We’ll unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadia subject to capacity limits,” Johnson said on Monday.
All teams have a home game in either the penultimate or final round of matches.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said:
“It’ll be brilliant to see fans back.
“They’ve been hugely missed and the Premier League hasn’t been the same without them. Their presence will ensure a fantastic finale to the end of our season.”
Up to 2,000 fans were allowed at a number of Premier League matches in December, the last time fans were in attendance at top-flight games, before the country was locked down again.
Snooker was the first sport to welcome back a capacity crowd last week as 980 fans attended the final day of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible as part of the government’s pilot scheme.