UK Government is set to unveil plans to welcome all the spectators to watch the matches of the 2021-22 season of Premier League at the stadiums. UK government is also planning to put an end to social distancing norms and to make face masks a matter of ‘personal choice’.
The 2021-22 Premier League season begins on 13th August with a clash between Arsenal and newly promoted side Brentford and there’s absolutely no need to carry vaccination passports to watch the game live from the stands.
The Wembley Stadium for Euro 2020 has also witnessed a huge number of crowds. The crowds increased from 22,000 to 45,000 in the round of 16 of the competition and it is also reported that around 60,000 fans will be coming to watch England’s semi-final clash against Denmark at the stadium.
Last season, Premier League witnessed a small section of the crowd during the last few games. Stadiums were allowed to reopen with a 25% capacity or 10,000 fans from 17th May.
Johnson said at Monday afternoon’s press conference, “From step four we will remove all legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors. We will allow all businesses to reopen, including nightclubs, we will lift the limit on named visitors to care homes and the numbers of people attending concerts, theatre, and sports events.”
“The decision to allow sports venues to reopen without any restrictions ends a period where spectators have been either totally barred or restricted to small numbers,” he added.
He also added that legal restrictions and the government will make people more aware of how to manage the virus.
Meanwhile, Denmark’s national team coach Kasper Hjulmand is unhappy with the decision of having limited Danish supporters at the Wembley Stadium for the clash against England. The UK has imposed strict travel restrictions and fans coming from Denmark have to will have to undergo a 10 days quarantine. However, 5000 Denmark fans have booked the tickets for their countries match at the Wembley Stadium.
If the fans are allowed at full capacity from next season then it can surely benefit Premier League clubs. Match-day revenue will be restored and the club’s finances will also have a positive impact as it was ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic.