Fans to be allowed to watch EPL matches at stadiums effective 1 October

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The English football association has agreed to allow fans to start watching matches at stadiums with effective from 1st of October 2020.

Fans were not allowed to patronise matches in England and all over the world due to the coronavirus which resulted in the last 7 games of the 2019/20 English premier league season and the champions league to be played without fans being allowed in stadiums.

At a meeting held on Thursday 17th September 2020, premier league clubs have asked the government to remain committed to allowing fans to start patronising matches as they are losing a lot of matchday revenue.

“Clubs reaffirmed that the continued loss of matchday revenues is having a significant impact across the league as well as on the football pyramid and local and national economies.

“Taking into account the high safety standards which will be set by the premier league in conjunction with the relevant public authorities, the league and clubs urge the government to remain committed to the 1 October date for the controlled return of fans to sporting venues,” part of the statement reads.

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