Fans could be allowed to return as early as August

Klopp confirms Liverpool departure date

Football fans have been banned from entering stadiums since the spread of the Coronavirus in March.

However, it seems that the fans could now return to the stadiums ahead of the next season.

The Community Shield on the 29th of August could mark their return if the recent reports are to be believed.

Apparently, the FA have offered Wembley as a testing site after claims from the Government that the fans could attend games by September.

For now, the leagues and the Champions league will be played out behind closed doors.

Wembley Stadium has been offered as a venue to test run the return of spectators later this year.

“When people looked at neutral venues there were a lot of things about Wembley that were attractive which could also make it attractive for a trial,” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said

“Of course, we’d love to help in any way we can and we’re desperate to get fans back and if that’s what the Government want to do then we’d be open to it. We’d obviously love to get full stadiums as soon as we can. But we’ll work with whatever the Government can come up with. What I’d say is that we’re starting to have the conversations which in itself are positive.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has echoed similar sentiments as well. 

“We will pilot larger gatherings in venues such as sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson. “All of these measures, for August 1, should be done in a Covid-secure way.”

Liverpool take on the FA Cup winners in the Community Shield at the end of August and it will be interesting to see if their fans can attend the game.