The Guardian have revealed that Spurs are ready to host a test event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that could see the return of around 31,000 fans.
It was reported back in July that Spurs’ state of the art new ground could be the first Premier League stadium to have fans return, with a trial run being planned to facilitate the return of spectators (Daily Star).
According to the Guardian, the UK Government remains hopeful that spectators would be allowed back to stadia on a reduced capacity from October 1.
Daniel Levy has now proposed in a shareholders meeting that Spurs’ home ground could be used for a trial and that he hoped that 50% of the ground’s capacity can be filled.
After having modelled the socially distanced return of supporters, some Premier League clubs may only be allowed to use around 25% of their stadiums but Levy is said to be confident that half of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can be accommodated safely.
The report asserts that the Spurs chairman wants to explore scientific and technological solutions to pave the way for supporters to return, with the club potentially even using digital health passports and smartphone applications.
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The fact that our stadium is comparatively bigger and more technologically advanced than most Premier League grounds could give us an advantage in terms of the number of fans that we can allow, while maintaining the required safety protocols. Hopefully, it is not too long before we see stadiums packed to capacity again as the infection rates continue to drop.
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