Dec. 6, 2020 Updated: Dec. 6, 2020 3:57 p.m. ... understanding each other," the 27-year-old Kane told broadcaster Sky Sports. Arsenal could be the first London club to welcome fans back when they host Rapid Vienna at Emirates Stadium in the Europa League on December 3. Sports fans could return to watch matches in person by the time the Six Nations championship is underway in the early new year. "We have been preparing for fans to return to 25 per cent of our capacity," he told Sky Sports. ootball fans are finally set to return to stadiums next week after the government laid out plans for when lockdown restrictions lift next week. Crystal Palace vs Tottenham LIVE: Jose Mourinho's side aim to extend 10-match unbeaten Premier League run... Former Premier League striker Bobby Zamora names ex-Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho as his toughest... 'Anthony Joshua didn't even want to say Fury's name! 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Dana White reveals Deiveson Figueiredo went to hospital the night before his thrilling draw with Brandon... Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi's home is burgled during his FUNERAL with a watch and cash stolen while... Distancing on the approach to the stadium to avoid crowds, as well as on concourses inside, Masks to be worn everywhere except when seated, however that is expected to change and masks will probably have to be worn before, during and after a match, Fans will have to carry photo-identification so the club knows they are the person who bought the ticket and they can be contacted in the event of a coronavirus outbreak, Supporters will have to sanitise their hands on the way in and out of grounds, Each fan sits alone, although some test events allowed a 'family bubble', with seats either side vacant and one row left empty between supporters, which allows stewards to manage the game more easily. Sports fans in Wales appear unlikely to be able to attend events this year with new restrictions coming into force in Wales on Friday. Sports stadiums can open their doors again and admit a limited number of spectators once the national lockdown is lifted on December 2 and assuming they are in tier one or tier two, 4,000 spectators/ 50% capacity for outdoor events, whichever is lower, and 2,000/ 50% capacity for indoor, 2,000 spectators/50% capacity outdoors, whichever is lower, and 1,000/ 50% indoors. 64% of UK sports fans agree that for brands who sponsor the teams and individuals they love, ‘brand purpose’ is more important now that it was pre-COVID. But this is by no means definitive by the wording of the new rules. The letter asks the Welsh Government to "embrace the current Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) guidance" - which has seen fans return to sport in limited numbers in England in … Official government guidelines say that, for Tier 2, 'venues that serve alcohol can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant'. Cash-strapped clubs in the lower reaches of the EFL and in non-league football will breathe a sigh of relief at the news. Since returning in June, English top-flight football has been played behind closed doors with Arsenal fans missing out on seeing their side win the FA Cup and Community Shield at Wembley. 271 days later, on December 5, fans returned. Such is the lingering threat from COVID-19 … The fans — 2,000 from West Ham, 2,000 from Chelsea — had contrasting experiences on opposite sides of London. "It's been a long nine months since the last game," said Javed Singh. By Charles Walker and Adam Shergold and Pete South For Mailonline, Published: 17:38 GMT, 23 November 2020 | Updated: 00:53 GMT, 24 November 2020. Football. It leaves sports fans in an unusual position: Rarely can they … Fans are being allowed back in to bring the game into line with theaters and other arts, which was a particular gripe for those inside the game. 'We are in the middle of a competition and then suddenly a group of clubs will have an advantage over another,' one Championship club source told Sportsmail. No sport will turn down the opportunity to make some much-needed money from ticket sales and other matchday revenue at the moment. Sport. In addition, the Government's Sports Technology and Innovation Working Group is looking at other initiatives, such as the possibility of mass testing of supporters so only those who test negative attend the match. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement later on Monday about the return of crowds. National guidance is set out by the Sports Ground Safety Authority, which is used to inform local Safety Advisory Groups, made up of local authorities and the emergency services, in order to plan for events. Exeter City FC. Supporters have been banned from watching most elite sport at stadiums and events since the coronavirus pandemic gripped Britain in March. He … Arsenal's last home match with a crowd was back in March prior to a three-month stoppage of the sport due to the pandemic. Sports fans are ready to return but brands will need to be aware their expectations have changed . The restrictions may prevent fans who live in tier three areas travelling to a stadium that is in tier one or two, however. Some fans may not feel comfortable enough to want to return to stadiums in the first place so may forgo their chance at watching games again, which opens a whole different can of worms. Now, the government says a maximum of 4,000 fans are set to be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the national lockdown ends. Nationwide in Tier 1, pubs and bars can serve alcohol until 11pm, while in Tier 2, pubs can only serve drinks with 'substantial' meals. Largely speaking, the introduction of the new rules for the tiers has been viewed as a disaster for drinking establishments. So it could well be that London-based Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham can begin to allow a few thousands fans back but the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City and Newcastle cannot quite yet. You can unsubscribe at any time. 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Dr. Anthony Fauci lays out timetable for when sports fans can return to packed stadiums, arenas Fauci said it is all contingent on how widely used the vaccine for COVID-19 is "We have been preparing for fans to return to 25 per cent of our capacity," he told Sky Sports. Addressing the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Johnson outlined how sports fans will be able to return to watch their beloved teams once more. All the best bits as fans return to grounds across the Football League following changes to the Covid-19 restrictions msn back to msn home sports powered by Microsoft News Dec. 6 06:00 am JST Dec. 6 | 08:14 am JST 1 Comment LONDON. Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston has stated that it is the Government's intention to see fans return to football stadiums "as soon as possible". Firstly, those clubs allowed supporters may be at an advantage over those that are not simply because they have fans cheering them on. First sports fans finally return after 254 days locked out as racing punters arrive at Lingfield, Ludlow and Haydock The following day - December 3 - sees the Europa League game between Arsenal and Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium, while Friday December 4 sees the Championship match between Barnsley and Bournemouth at Oakwell. The infection rates in parts of Britain remain stubbornly high and we will not find out which tier different areas will be in until Thursday November 26. The letter asks the Welsh Government to "embrace the current Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) guidance" - which has seen fans return to sport … 'Suddenly one group of clubs will have extra revenue while others will not. Photo: Julian Finney/Pool Via AP soccer Fans return to English Premier League as Chelsea, Man U enjoy comeback wins . It feels like they never went away - but the fans had to due to Covid-19. Football News. Roy Keane's jibe at Gary Neville over... 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The Government … Yahoo Sports asked Fauci about fans in the stands for the 2021 NFL season beginning in September, to which he said, “Oh, that’s possible. Who are likely to be in Tiers 1 and 2 and have fans back? In tier two, you're advised to reduce the number of journeys made where possible and not travel into tier three areas unless necessary. Perhaps, if sports fans want to maintain sanity and moderate expectations appropriately, and dream about packing stadiums and arenas as they once did, there’s a number we can all focus on. Liverpool fans return to Anfield for the first time this season and serenade the Premier League champions with "You'll Never Walk Alone." With MLS, the NWSL and UFC already underway and MLB, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL set to resume play in the next couple of weeks, fans are clearly ready for the return of sports -- … He will make a statement to the House of … For the first time in 270 days, fans were back inside a Premier League ground as Arsenal welcomed 2,000 supporters into the Emirates for Thursday's routine 4-1 Europa League win over … A recent poll run by BBC Sport suggested fans were divided over whether they should be allowed to return to grounds before a vaccine for Covid-19 is rolled out. Sports events in tier one areas will be allowed up to 4,000 supporters in attendance from 2 December as the Prime Minister outlines the return of fans following the end of the national lockdown ootball fans are finally set to return to stadiums next week after the government laid out plans for when lockdown restrictions lift next week. So for them, the opportunity to get a few thousand back inside their stadiums will be a lifeline. The comments below have not been moderated. Or something completely different? If organisers are able to move quickly enough, and their venues are in the correct tier, we could even see fans admitted to events on December 2, when lockdown lifts. But at one level, people will be eager for the games to return. Conservative MP Andy Carter (Warrington South) asked Mr Dowden to … The full breakdown of which parts of the country are going into which tier will be announced on Thursday ahead of the end of lockdown next week and will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis. Football fans returned to a Premier League ground for the first time in nine months on Thursday night. Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed in tier two areas but zero in tier three. What are the rules for fans entering stadiums? Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Sport Fans return to English grounds, but told not to celebrate goals too much. Unique branding was produced by Brighton in mint green for Covid-related information. USA TODAY. Other sports, such as the NFL in America, have already allowed limited fans back and have given their ticket allocation to season ticket holders on a first come-first served basis. Only 2,000 fans were allowed into a stadium that can fit 60,000 on Saturday — after temperatures were checked and face coverings donned. Could this mean a form of 'table service' at grounds before long? Singapore MMA show test case for return of sports fans AFP 10/30/2020 Daily Covid-19 deaths will soon double, expert says, while others warn Thanksgiving gatherings could worsen case surge That will have to be looked at.'. As Venues Focus on Air Quality, Many Sports Fans Are Ready to Return to Indoor Events Both the NBA and NHL are eager to bring paying fans back during their … So will football grounds follow suit and allow drinks in Tier 1 stadiums at the very least? The government is announcing that fans will be allowed to return to watch outdoor sport in England once the national lockdown is lifted on December 2. On Monday, Boris Johnson was set to tell the House of Commons that fans will be allowed to return to elite sport, but it is dependent upon the level of infection in the area where the stadium or event is located. Perhaps, but certainly not yet. We have already seen Macclesfield Town, relegated from League Two last season, forced into liquidation over debts totalling £500,000 and it was feared more clubs in the EFL and below could fold. Fans will return to a European football game in England for the first time since March when Arsenal hosts Rapid Vienna. There are also afternoon race meets at Haydock Park, Lingfield Park and Ludlow, plus an evening meet at Kempton Park. It was a great success and many of the rules in place that day have been adopted in national guidance. March 9 was the last day a Premier League game had fans in attendance. The Spurs are targeting Jan. 1 for fans to return to the AT&T Center. Clarification over whether spectators can drink alcohol is needed in the weeks to come. 2000 supporters took … And that appears to be the case this time around, too. "Which would be around 7-8,000 supporters rather than the … The impact ahead of the transfer window could be huge. So in theory, all of these events could have some spectators, but as mentioned it will depend not only on the tier restrictions for each area but how quickly clubs and organisers can mobilise logistically to allocate and distribute tickets and put in arrangements for social distancing. Players and managers across the Premier League react to the return of fans, and Robbie Mustoe and Danny Higginbotham reflect on their impact. Or will they run a lottery system among season ticket holders? Can they return? Sky Sports EFL Podcast: The fans will return! Billy Calzada/Staff Photographer ... After three years as a part-time employee covering mainly high school sports, Tom … When fans return… This was used to communicate with fans before the game and at the match, so they knew what to expect and what to do. Final kick-off times for the Premier League fixtures across the weekend of December 5 and 6 are still to be confirmed, but should fans be back in it would see Spurs supporters back in time to watch Jose Mourinho's side - currently top of the table - take on north London rivals Arsenal, while Chelsea host Leeds United and Manchester United visit West Ham. A maximum 2,000 fans are allowed into the Emirates Stadium as … The game is on the line. The measures are set to be part of the new Covid-19 restrictions in England. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. West Ham imploded at its Olympic Stadium, squandering a 1-0 halftime … To witness the return of fans, though, was to realize how much deeper the absence ran. The Premier League have written to each club outlining new measures for when grounds reopen. However, clubs have also warned that the revenue generated might also create unfair competition. Every athlete dreams of the moment. With London looking likely to be placed back into Tier 2, clubs across the capital will be able to welcome fans back for the first time since March - although capacity will be capped at 2,000. Also that night is the Premiership Rugby fixture between Bristol and Northampton Saints at Ashton Gate. What are the first events after the easing of the rules where we will see fans? It is not yet clear what Tier 1 will allow to happen for theatres given the rules are different to before, but if they are allowed to open the bar, then it is likely football stadiums will, too. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden hopes a “full return” of fans at sporting events will have occurred by autumn 2021. If you're in tier one, the advice is to walk or cycle if possible and to avoid travel into tier three areas unless it's necessary for work, education, medical appointments, youth services or caring responsibilities. Other leagues across Europe have had fans return, but England’s top-flight has been banned, until now as the UK government changed their rules this week. Fans at the Amex were asked to give way to supporters climbing the stairs to their seat (because they would be exhaling more heavily) and turn away from others when passing them. From December 2, the country will return to a tiered system of restrictions under which clubs in Tier 1 will be allowed a maximum of 4,000 supporters and those in Tier 2 will be allowed 2,000. They weren’t disappointed. At last sport is returning. The government is announcing that fans will be allowed to return to watch outdoor sport in England once the national lockdown is lifted on December 2. Only then will we find out which sports events will be open to supporters. A lot of work has been done to test approaches to the safe return of fans and this, combined with the findings of the government's Sports Technology and Innovation Working Group, will be used to inform best practice. "Which would be around 7-8,000 supporters rather than the 2,000 or 4,000 we might get in … Hear from players and managers around the Premier League and get an inside look at how West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool are handling the return of fa Premier League fans return: What it will look like at Tottenham, Liverpool | NBC Sports The Midlands, north-west and north-east appear to be the most likely to be placed into tier three restrictions, meaning stadiums will remain closed. LONDON, Dec 4 — For the first time in 270 days, fans were back inside a Premier League ground as … When pro sports return, fans won't be there: Experts debate 'a significantly different game' Chris Bumbaca. Other clubs anticipate they will stagger arrival times, possibly over a two-hour period, to reduce congestion. The piloting of spectators, although previously paused, resumed successfully with over 300 fans seated at the Crucible in Sheffield this weekend. Chelsea’s players treated their select group of attending fans to a comeback of their own at Stamford Bridge. The announcement will actually be spread over a couple of days. First sports fans finally return after 254 days locked out as racing punters arrive at Lingfield, Ludlow and Haydock. Crystal Palace and Fulham supporters would have to wait another week for their respective return to Selhurst Park and Craven Cottage, with the Eagles hosting Tottenham and champions Liverpool visiting west London. Share this content. Fans Return to the EPL as Chelsea, Man U Enjoy Comeback Wins Soccer fans have been allowed into games in England’s top division for the first time since the outbreak of the … Sports venues work with their safety advisory groups in order to be certified safe to host events and it is this level conditions are agreed. It also seems highly likely that away fans will be discouraged for the foreseeable. More change at Sunderland, Pontus Jansson does Aladdin. Fans Return in the U.K., but Injustice Remains Queens Park Rangers’ players Ilias Chair and Bright Osayi-Samuel (L.) knelt and raised fists after Chair scored a goal against Millwall during … As we move into the Autumn - sorry, Fall - many sports leagues return around the world. Fans returned to English Football League grounds on Wednesday for the first time in more than nine months as coronavirus restrictions were eased. Premier League fans will legally be allowed to return to stadiums from December 2 as the UK government revealed how fans can return to sporting venues after the latest national … Only 2,000 fans were allowed into a stadium that can fit 60,000 on Saturday, such is the lingering threat from COVID-19 which claimed another 397 lives in the 24 hours before the match. Bookmark. Won't be it be unfair that some fans are allowed back in for big games, like derbies, having already played each other with no fans? Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased in areas with lower infection rates. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. While clubs in elite sport are desperate for revenue, allowing some to have supporters and not others raises awkward questions for the integrity of competition. LONDON: Fans will return to … Sports fans have received the news they have waited months for - stadiums will re-open from December 2 when the current Covid-19 lockdown in England is eased. LONDON (AP) — Fans of Premier League title challengers Liverpool and Tottenham had waited since March to watch their teams win from the stands. Hospitality areas may be allowed to use this workaround but fans grabbing a pint at half time is very unlikely. Visit ESPN to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball and more. 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