The Evening Standard have revealed that Marine FC will be allowed to host 500 fans for their FA Cup third-round clash against Tottenham Hotspur next month.
Marine, who play in the Northern Premier League Division One, the eight-tier of English football, will welcome Spurs to Rossett Park on January 10.
This is the biggest ever gulf ever between third round opponents in the history of the competition.
There were initially some fears that the tie could be moved to Anfield due to worries over whether Marine’s home ground would be able to meet the COVID safety protocols.
However, that concern was soon dismissed, with the tie set to go ahead at the 3,185-capacity Rossett Park.
The ground is located in Merseyside, which comes under Tier 2 of the COVID restrictions, meaning a limited number of spectators could be allowed.
After an inspection, the FA and Sefton council have now given the all-clear for 500 fans to attend the game.
Spurs Web Opinion
It would have been a shame if the tie had been moved to another stadium. Given how huge this tie is for Marine and their fans, it is brilliant that it will be going ahead at their home ground and that fans will be allowed to attend the match.
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