UK government will allow fans back in the stadiums by October

Football fans in England will be able to return to the stadium again. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in a press conference that it is their intention to allow fans to support their teams from the stands by October. Any return will be subject to coronavirus guidelines.

“We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson. The last game in the UK with fans in the stadium was Liverpool‘s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on March 11. The final Premier League match with fans was Leicester CityAston Villa.

After the lockdown was initiated, football was suspended for three months before it would return in June. The remaining matches in the Premier League have all been played behind closed doors and the new season will also kick-off without fans in the stands. But with Johnson looking forward to October, football fans have something to look out for.