The Daily Mail have revealed that football fans could be allowed to re-enter stadia in reduced capacity after the national lockdown ends on December 2.
Football fans have not been permitted to enter any stadia in the UK since the first lockdown began back in March, with all matches in the country being played behind closed doors.
Tottenham Hotspur have been calling for spectators to be allowed back in a reduced capacity.
The Daily Mail now report that the UK Government plans to allow a few thousand spectators back, with the exact number set to be determined by the prevalence of COVID-19 in the area.
While 4,000 spectators are set to be allowed in Tier 1 areas, a maximum 2,000 spectators will be allowed in Tier 2 areas.
However, areas that will go into Tier 3 will continue to observe a total ban on fans being allowed to attend sporting events.
Thus, depending on which tier London is placed in, there could be as many as 4000 Spurs fans allowed into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the North London Derby on December 5.
Will be interesting to see how Spurs or maybe even the Premier League decide which couple of thousand fans can get into the north London derby next month. What tier London will be placed into in the new system will dictate whether it's going to be 2,000 or 4,000 allowed.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 23, 2020
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