English Football League decided to bring back 10.000 lucky fans to the stands in England this weekend. They got permission to do that from the government of Great Britain.
EFL is the association that runs Championship, League One, and League Two, and they will finally get some fans in the stands. Across the country, EFL will allow 10.000 people to watch the games live for the first time since March.
There will be 1.000 fans at 10 games in three leagues. In the Championship, Luton will host derby with spectators in the stands. Norwich will host Preston, and Middlesborough will play Bournemouth with partially open stands.
In League One former Premier League teams Charlton, Blackpool, and Hull will get the chance to make their fans happy and let them watch football live. In England, lower leagues have big attendances, so it’s sure that matches that Forest Green, Carlisle, and Morecambe get 1.000 fans at their League Two games.
Carlisle played the last game before the COVID shutdown March 10, against Newport in League Two. For now, there are plans to get more fans in the stands in October. But it all depends on the spread of COVID 19 in the coming days.
Premier League isn’t considering anything similar in the coming weeks. But, if this EFL’s project goes as planned, we should expect that Premier League will allow fans back.