Premier League bans away fans for final two matches of 2020/2021 season


The Premier League has said away fans will not be allowed into stadiums for the final two matches of the 2020/2021 season.

Up to 10,000 supporters will be allowed in for round 37 fixtures on May 18 and 19 and for round 38 fixtures on May 23.

This is based on the UK government going ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on May 17.

However, the league has decided to limit this to home spectators.

“Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the league and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximizing the opportunity for home-fan attendance,” a league statement read.

“The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing Covid-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.

“Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season.”

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