8,000 fans to be allowed for the Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Man City
According to the Daily Mail, as many as 8,000 supporters will be allowed into the Wembley Stadium when Tottenham face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final next month.
Football has been played in front of empty stands since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last year. However, the Government of UK is planning to ease restrictions on public events moving forward, with the Carabao Cup final set to be a pilot test event for fans to return to the stadiums.
Under the latest proposal, it is being claimed that a maximum of 8,000 fans will be allowed inside the stadium. However, a large portion of the tickets will be distributed among NHS workers and other frontline warriors.
Both Tottenham and Manchester City will receive a small share of tickets for their own fans, however, it is not expected to be more than a quarter of the total capacity.
There will be stringent measures in place for access to the stadium on the matchday with either a vaccination certificate or a negative result being needed to get into the arena. It is also yet to be decided whether fans will be allowed to travel from Manchester to take part in the event.
The Carabao Cup was not on the list of the initial pilot test events. But the EFL lobbied hard to get the finals on the list and now it has been approved.
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Tottenham take on Manchester City in the final at the Wembley Stadium on April 25. It will provide Jose Mourinho & co. with a chance to end the club’s long-drawn trophy drought.
Fans being in attendance, even if it is in small numbers, could be a boost for the players as they look to bring the trophy home.