Monday 26 October, 2020

England want fans in stadiums in October

A general view of empty stands before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP).

A general view of empty stands before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP).

Sporting events in England could be opened up to spectators starting in October.

No fans have been allowed at stadiums since sports resumed in the country in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “from October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia ... in a COVID-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”

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