Daniel Levy proposes test event that will see 31000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Levy is planning a test event at our home stadium that will see up to 31,000 fans in attendance. This is half the capacity of the stadium.
Spurs have not had any fans inside the brand new stadium for months and have had to see out the last season in front of empty crowds. In fact, the last time fans were in attendance was when Spurs fell to Wolverhampton Wanderers on March 1. 58,064 fans were present that day.
Levy put forward the proposal at a Premier League shareholders meeting. Although it would make social distancing difficult, the Spurs chairman believes that fans could still be accommodated safely. (h/t The Guardian)
At the very least, he wants to look into the idea with support from the government. Levy also has several other ideas to make the stadium safe. He has previously backed the exploration of scientific and technological solutions including digital health passports and smartphone applications. (h/t The Guardian)
With the 2019/20 season nearing, clubs are taking measures to ensure fans can once again be a part of the matchday.
The pre-season friendly between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea saw 2,500 fans in attendance. This was the first time fans were allowed in since the Leicester City-Aston Villa clash in March. (h/t Daily Star)
The test event at the Amex was successful and augurs well for the future. Keeping in line with the necessary guidelines, fans were separated by several seats and were asked to wear masks.
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The government remains hopeful that some fans will return from 1 October. Levy is keen for the trial at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take place as soon as possible. (h/t The Guardian)
Other Premier League clubs are looking at filling 25 percent occupancy to start with. Any fans allowed inside will have to agree to a new code of conduct before being permitted access. (h/t Daily Star)