The Evening Standard reveal that Tottenham Hotspur have had a request for supporters to return to the stadium this weekend rejected by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The Guardian reported last week that the UK Government remains hopeful that spectators would be allowed back to stadia on a reduced capacity from October 1.
Spurs were even said to be proposing a test event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that could see the return of around 31,000 fans.
The Evening Standard now report that Spurs are among several clubs to have had a request to have fans at the stadium for their season opener rejected.
It is revealed that the Lilywhties proposed having 8,000 supporters at tomorrow’s home match against Everton, with 4,000 in premium seats and 4,000 in general admission.
While a number of sport pilots will go ahead this weekend, Tottenham’s proposal was turned down as the UK government want to restrict the test events to just 1,000 spectators after the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
With the October 1 date for the return of spectators thrown into doubt, the report reveals that clubs have warned they could be facing a serious financial catastrophe if spectators are not allowed to the grounds next month.
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With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise again, any hope that clubs had of supporters making a swift return to that stadiums, now seem to be diminishing. Hopefully, we at least see a few thousand allowed at every stadium from next month because English football is nowhere near the same spectacle without the fans.
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