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After three years as a part-time employee covering mainly high school sports, Tom â¦ It is understood that at least 10 EFL clubs will need an emergency loan to pay their staff this month and another 10 thought to be approaching financial ruin in December. In addition, the Government's Sports Technology and Innovation Working Group is looking at other initiatives, such as the possibility of mass testing of supporters so only those who test negative attend the match. Such is the lingering threat from COVID-19 â¦ ': Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be aiming for the Premier... OLIVER HOLT: Paul Pogba's just perfect for Manchester United... as a symbol of the malaise that infects the... Dana White reveals Deiveson Figueiredo went to hospital the night before his thrilling draw with Brandon... Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi's home is burgled during his FUNERAL with a watch and cash stolen while... Distancing on the approach to the stadium to avoid crowds, as well as on concourses inside, Masks to be worn everywhere except when seated, however that is expected to change and masks will probably have to be worn before, during and after a match, Fans will have to carry photo-identification so the club knows they are the person who bought the ticket and they can be contacted in the event of a coronavirus outbreak, Supporters will have to sanitise their hands on the way in and out of grounds, Each fan sits alone, although some test events allowed a 'family bubble', with seats either side vacant and one row left empty between supporters, which allows stewards to manage the game more easily. No sport will turn down the opportunity to make some much-needed money from ticket sales and other matchday revenue at the moment. It leaves sports fans in an unusual position: Rarely can they â¦ Nationwide in Tier 1, pubs and bars can serve alcohol until 11pm, while in Tier 2, pubs can only serve drinks with 'substantial' meals. Sports fans have received the news they have waited months for - stadiums will re-open from December 2 when the current Covid-19 lockdown in England is eased. Dec. 6, 2020 Updated: Dec. 6, 2020 3:57 p.m. ... understanding each other," the 27-year-old Kane told broadcaster Sky Sports. What are the rules for fans entering stadiums? West Ham United fans sit inside the stadium before the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium in London, England, on Saturday. The speed with which attendees would return to sporting events is reflected in the survey, with 33 percent saying they would be at events immediately and another 29 percent saying they would return with a month of sports re-opening to spectators. Crystal Palace and Fulham supporters would have to wait another week for their respective return to Selhurst Park and Craven Cottage, with the Eagles hosting Tottenham and champions Liverpool visiting west London. Cash-strapped clubs in the lower reaches of the EFL and in non-league football will breathe a sigh of relief at the news. Fans at the Amex were asked to give way to supporters climbing the stairs to their seat (because they would be exhaling more heavily) and turn away from others when passing them. With several potential vaccines in the works, 2021 is shaping up to be a year in which things slowly return to normal. All the best bits as fans return to grounds across the Football League following changes to the Covid-19 restrictions msn back to msn home sports powered by Microsoft News As we move into the Autumn - sorry, Fall - many sports leagues return around the world. The new tier system does come with guidance on how to travel. More change at Sunderland, Pontus Jansson does Aladdin. â¦ Fans are socially distanced as they wait for kick off ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium in London, â¦ The ban has hit sports hard financially, with clubs still incurring costs, but suffering from much reduced income. Manchester United v PSG, Old Trafford - Champions League, Haydock Park, Lingfield Park, Ludlow - afternoon, Arsenal v Rapid Vienna, Emirates stadium - Europa League, Bristol v Northampton Saints, Ashton Gate - Premiership, (Admission of fans will depend on which tier the host ground is in). 64% of UK sports fans agree that for brands who sponsor the teams and individuals they love, âbrand purposeâ is more important now that it was pre-COVID. If organisers are able to move quickly enough, and their venues are in the correct tier, we could even see fans admitted to events on December 2, when lockdown lifts. 2000 supporters took â¦ At last sport is returning. Sports fans return to stadiums in the capital for the first time in nine months as small crowds of 2,000 watch England take on France at Twickenham and the â¦ The restrictions may prevent fans who live in tier three areas travelling to a stadium that is in tier one or two, however. Speaking over the weekend, Eddie Hearn insisted his plan to get fans back in for Anthony Joshua's fight against Kubrat Pulev did not involve selling the highest-priced seats only. Friday, 04 Dec 2020 11:10 PM MYT. It was reported in August that football fans may not be allowed to sing as part of a 'code of conduct' that they would have to adhere to in order to return to stadiums. Perhaps, if sports fans want to maintain sanity and moderate expectations appropriately, and dream about packing stadiums and arenas as they once did, thereâs a number we can all focus on. Can they return? As it stands, sporting venues in London, the south and East Anglia are most likely to be in Tier 1 or Tier 2 and see stadiums re-open to fans. LONDON: Fans will return to â¦ Sports venues work with their safety advisory groups in order to be certified safe to host events and it is this level conditions are agreed. USA TODAY. Sportsmail answers your questions. Who are likely to be in Tiers 1 and 2 and have fans back? It feels like they never went away - but the fans had to due to Covid-19. Largely speaking, the introduction of the new rules for the tiers has been viewed as a disaster for drinking establishments. With MLS, the NWSL and UFC already underway and MLB, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL set to resume play in the next couple of weeks, fans are clearly ready for the return of sports -- â¦ Only 2,000 fans were allowed into a stadium that can fit 60,000 on Saturday â after temperatures were checked and face coverings donned. Haydock Park Horse racing on December 2 could be the first sporting event with spectators, Bristol Bears' clash with Northampton at Ashton Gate could be the first Premiership fixture. Exeter City fans to return tonight to St James Park for first time in 280 days for EFL Trophy tie. But at one level, people will be eager for the games to return. Arsenal fans are seen in the stands during the Europa League Group B match between Arsenal and SK Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium, London December 3, 2020. â Reuters pic . The comments below have not been moderated. This was used to communicate with fans before the game and at the match, so they knew what to expect and what to do. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes fans can return to baseball stadiums this spring. Nine test events were held in the EFL in the summer and one in the Premier League, a preseason friendly between Brighton and Chelsea, which was staged at the Amex Stadium in front of 2,500 supporters. ootball fans are finally set to return to stadiums next week after the government laid out plans for when lockdown restrictions lift next week. "It's been a long nine months since the last game," said Javed Singh. Spurs â¦ However some clubs may feel somewhat peeved if they are placed in a higher tier while other rivals can welcome fans back in, with the extra financial and morale boost that will bring. Some fans may not feel comfortable enough to want to return to stadiums in the first place so may forgo their chance at watching games again, which opens a whole different can of worms. Culture secretary hopes matches at next Octoberâs Rugby League World Cup â¦ Visit ESPN to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball and more. Premier League fans will legally be allowed to return to stadiums from December 2 as the UK government revealed how fans can return to sporting venues after the latest national â¦ Fans are being allowed back in to bring the game into line with theaters and other arts, which was a particular gripe for those inside the game. â¦ Football fans returned to a Premier League ground for the first time in nine months on Thursday night. What sports are the biggest winners from this? Hear from players and managers around the Premier League and get an inside look at how West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool are handling the return of fans this weekend. So for them, the opportunity to get a few thousand back inside their stadiums will be a lifeline. The infection rates in parts of Britain remain stubbornly high and we will not find out which tier different areas will be in until Thursday November 26. From December 2, the country will return to a tiered system of restrictions under which clubs in Tier 1 will be allowed a maximum of 4,000 supporters and those in Tier 2 will be allowed 2,000. It depends entirely on the weekly infection rate and, as such, will remain a fluid situation. Listen to a new episode of the Sky Sports EFL Podcast every Monday â¦ Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement later on Monday about the return of crowds. Every athlete dreams of the moment. Only then will we find out which sports events will be open to supporters. Perhaps, but certainly not yet. When pro sports return, fans won't be there: Experts debate 'a significantly different game' Chris Bumbaca. And that appears to be the case this time around, too. The sporting calendar has continued apace even during this latest lockdown and there are certainly plenty of events in many sports throughout December. ootball fans are finally set to return to stadiums next week after the government laid out plans for when lockdown restrictions lift next week. Elite sport has continued behind closed doors during England's four-week lockdown, but grassroots and amateur sport has been halted since 5 November. The measures are set to be part of the new Covid-19 restrictions in England. Fans will return to a European football game in England for the first time since March when Arsenal hosts Rapid Vienna. All that we do know is that it is likely to cause controversy either way. 01 Dec 2020 09:12PM. Despite sport fans being able to return to stadiums in tiers one and two â and consume alcohol there â from 2 December, traditional matchday pubs havenât experienced anything like their usual boost. We have already seen Macclesfield Town, relegated from League Two last season, forced into liquidation over debts totalling £500,000 and it was feared more clubs in the EFL and below could fold. For stadiums in Tier 2, fans being served alcohol is unlikely. Supporters have â¦ Sports; Arsenal win on fansâ return to top level football in England. A maximum 2,000 fans are allowed into the Emirates Stadium as â¦ If you're in tier one, the advice is to walk or cycle if possible and to avoid travel into tier three areas unless it's necessary for work, education, medical appointments, youth services or caring responsibilities. Arsenal's last home match with a crowd was back in March prior to a three-month stoppage of the sport due to the pandemic. The Government and other EU ministers are â¦ Sport. Liverpool fans return to Anfield for the first time this season and serenade the Premier League champions with "You'll Never Walk Alone." Yahoo Sports asked Fauci about fans in the stands for the 2021 NFL season beginning in September, to which he said, âOh, thatâs possible. As seen above, it is also under consideration for banning by the Premier League. It was a great success and many of the rules in place that day have been adopted in national guidance. LONDON (AP) â Fans of Premier League title challengers Liverpool and Tottenham had waited since March to watch their teams win from the stands. 'Suddenly one group of clubs will have extra revenue while others will not. This remains unknown. It is fans â¦ 271 days later, on December 5, fans returned. Arsenal could be the first London club to welcome fans back when they host Rapid Vienna at Emirates Stadium in the Europa League on December 3. Sports can return only once the rest of society stabilizes, and that can happen only if social distancing guidelines are followed. 'We are in the middle of a competition and then suddenly a group of clubs will have an advantage over another,' one Championship club source told Sportsmail. National guidance is set out by the Sports Ground Safety Authority, which is used to inform local Safety Advisory Groups, made up of local authorities and the emergency services, in order to plan for events. Football clubs in particular were certainly caught out by the announcement today so there is a good chance they won't have a plan in place to decide who will get one of the few thousand golden tickets. The document, sent to top-flight sides on Saturday, states: 'This may include singing, shouting and alcohol consumption.'. First sports fans finally return after 254 days locked out as racing punters arrive at Lingfield, Ludlow and Haydock. While clubs in elite sport are desperate for revenue, allowing some to have supporters and not others raises awkward questions for the integrity of competition. It also seems highly likely that away fans will be discouraged for the foreseeable. Firstly, those clubs allowed supporters may be at an advantage over those that are not simply because they have fans cheering them on. He will make a statement to the House of â¦ To witness the return of fans, though, was to realize how much deeper the absence ran. The Government â¦ Sport Fans return to English grounds, but told not to celebrate goals too much. Fans are socially distanced as they wait for kick off ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium in London, â¦ Supporters have been banned from watching most elite sport at stadiums and events since the coronavirus pandemic gripped Britain in March. 'The Championship is a £150million game and if you have a club in tier three and another in tier one that is going to mean the tier three club will struggle for revenues going into January and if they are competing for two or three players it could make a big difference. That will have to be looked at.'. The hosts rebounded from conceding a fourth-minute goal from former player â¦ Premier League fans make presence felt in return to stadiums | NBC Sports Up to 2,000 fans will be allowed in tier two areas but zero in tier three. And in tier three, you should avoid travelling outside the area unless it's for those reasons outlined. Players and managers across the Premier League react to the return of fans, and Robbie Mustoe and Danny Higginbotham reflect on their impact. 'Welcome Home': Premier League's Soul Is Back as Fans Return Two thousand West Ham fans made up the first crowd at an English Premier League game for the visit of Manchester United. The letter asks the Welsh Government to "embrace the current Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) guidance" - which has seen fans return to sport in limited numbers in England in â¦ The Midlands, north-west and north-east appear to be the most likely to be placed into tier three restrictions, meaning stadiums will remain closed. Also that night is the Premiership Rugby fixture between Bristol and Northampton Saints at Ashton Gate. Share this content. With MLS, the NWSL and UFC already underway and MLB, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL set to resume play in the next couple of weeks, fans are clearly ready for the return of sports -- â¦ "We have been preparing for fans to return to 25 per cent of our capacity," he told Sky Sports. (HealthDay)âSports fans are itching to watch their favorite teams return to play, but are jam-packed arenas even remotely safe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? 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