Premier League clubs are set to be allowed to house up to 500 away fans for the final two rounds of fixtures this season as part of crowds of 10,000 people.
That is according to a report by The Times, who say that Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has written to all 20 clubs in the Premier League to confirm that the government is planning to relax the ban on away fans being able to attend matches after May 17.
Premier League clubs are already working towards having stadiums up to 25 per cent full – or a maximum of 10,000 fans being in attendance – for the last two rounds of matches this season.
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It is now reported that league bosses are proposing that five per cent of that capacity limit should be taken up by away supporters.
Masters has requested that all clubs respond with their opinions on the policy and that they must abide to the £30 cap for an away ticket.
The Times say that they have seen a copy of Masters’ letter, which reads as follows: “Government has informed us that, as Covid-19 indicators continue to improve, it is planning to relax the ‘no away fans’ stipulation from the Stage Five Guidance, governing the playing of our final match rounds in season 2020-21.
“The return of fans and ultimately full stadiums remains our primary goal, therefore our view is that we must accept the opportunity to host as wide a range of supporters as possible.
“That being the case, the Executive proposes an away ticket allocation of five per cent of available capacity (a maximum of 500 away fans) at round 37 and 38 matches, respecting the £30 away ticket price cap.”
Although Masters, who has had to contend with the European Super League debacle in the last couple of weeks, is hopeful that away fans will be able to attend matches before the season reaches its…