Report: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be the first PL ground to see fans return

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According to a report by The Daily Star, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be the first Premier League stadium to be given the green light to have fans return with the stadium preparing for a trial run to facilitate the return of spectators.

The UK government confirmed last Friday that their target is to start allowing spectators back into various sporting venues by October (BBC Sport).

The Daily Star claim that Spurs are currently in talks with the authorities over making their new stadium a case study of how to phase the return of supporters.

It is claimed that the 62,303-capacity stadium is considered the ideal venue by authorities to hold test events due to the way the venue is designed, it would allow social distancing measures to be maintained both inside and outside the ground.

Authorities estimate that as many as 20,000 to 25,000 can be allowed inside the venue without any major health risks.

The report does not confirm whether the test event will be held after the start of next season or as a pre-season friendly in August, with the latter suggested as the more likely possibility.

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The declining number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations in the UK over the past few weeks is extremely positive news. If the trend does continue, then fans should be allowed back in sooner rather than later. However, it looks like it might be some time yet before we see stadiums packed to capacity.

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