Light at the end of the tunnel finally came into view today for Spurs fans. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced that crowds could return to sports stadiums from 1st October as the UK gradually eases its way out of lockdown.
The news will come as a great delight to Spurs fans, who have been unable to cheer on The Lilywhites at Tottenham Hotspur stadium since 7th March as they drew 1-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor.
With games currently being played behind closed doors, teams will undoubtedly welcome the return of their loyal supporters.
How will the return to stadiums work?
Boris Johnson confirmed that the return to stadiums in October would be subject to a series of successful pilot events which are due to begin on 1st August.
The pilot events will involve a limited number of spectators permitted to enter stadiums with social distancing rules observed. These events will reportedly include the County Championship cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval on 26th July, Glorious Goodwood between 28th July and 1st August and the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible on 31st July.
“We will pilot larger gatherings in venues such as sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” Johnson said. “All of these measures, for 1st August, should be done in a Covid-secure way.”
What safety guidelines will be put in place for the return to stadiums?
Attending stadiums will undoubtedly be a different experience post lockdown. Capacities will likely have to be restricted to ensure that social distancing rules can be followed. Until the current guidelines have been eased, the one-meter distance rule will still apply.
There is likely to be staggered entry times to prevent queues from forming at turnstiles as well as the completion of health questionnaires and temperature checks upon arrival.
Fans will also be discouraged from travelling to stadiums via public transport to prevent enclosed crowded spaces.
With only limited spaces available, it’s advisable that you contact us as soon as possible to secure your space and support Spurs on their return.
What further changes could be made upon return to stadiums?
The Premier League are currently in the process of obtaining feedback from fans as to their opinion on several proposed changes. Some of these proposals include:
- How tickets could be fairly distributed due to reduced capacities
- Would fans be comfortable in sharing their health information?
- How will fans be travelling to and from stadiums?
- How will season ticket holders feel about not sitting in their usual seat?
While returning to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be a different experience post-Covid-19, Johnson’s announcement is a massive step for both the sporting and hospitality industry.
After a long time apart, we look forward to welcoming you at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium very soon. COYS!
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