Premier League fans to return for last day of season after Government updates

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Premier League fans are set to return to stadiums across the UK for the final day of the 2020/21 season after Boris Johnson gave the green light for sporting venues to reopen at a reduced capacity from May 17.

The Prime Minister has confirmed Step 3 of the Government’s plan to end Britain’s Covid-19 lockdown, which will see performances and sporting events in indoor venues allowed to reintroduce up to 1,000 spectators – or half the capacity if it is smaller.

There will be up to 4,000 people or half the capacity allowed at outdoor venues, but the largest outdoor seated arenas, such as Wembley Stadium, will be able to welcome up to 10,000 spectators or 25 per cent of the capacity.

The final round of 2020/21 Premier League fixtures are currently due to be played on May 23, all getting underway at 4pm.

That means top-flight fans will be able to return to stadiums across the country for the last day of the season, which could reinforce home advantages for crucial battles in the race for top four and the relegation battle.

Television times for the last eight game weeks of the campaign are yet to be announced, nevertheless, meaning there could be some midweek matches for fans to attend on the week of May 17.

Unfortunately the reopening of sporting venues will come too early for this year’s FA Cup final, which is due to be held at Wembley Stadium the preceding weekend on May 15.

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