Three league games, four league one and three league two games to have the fans present
Last updated: 09/16/20 13:45
Luton, Norwich and Middlesbrough are among 10 EFL clubs that will be able to admit up to 1,000 spectators to matches this weekend.
The EFL says the move is part of the ongoing pilot program on “ fan return ”, with the organization still in discussion with the government about a return for supporters in greater numbers after October 1.
From the championship, Luton Town’s clash with Derby County, Norwich’s home game against Preston and Middlesbrough’s game against Bournemouth will see all fans admitted to the ground.
In League One, Charlton vs Doncaster Rovers, Blackpool vs Swindon Town, Shrewsbury vs Northampton and Hull vs Crewe will have fans admitted.
Forest Green Rovers vs Bradford City, Carlisle United vs Southend and Morecambe vs Cambridge United will host all fans in League Two matches.
Luton Town v Derby County
Norwich City versus Preston North End
Middlesbrough versus AFC Bournemouth
Charlton Athletic versus Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool vs Swindon Town
Shrewsbury Town versus Northampton Town
Hull City versus Crewe Alexandra
Forest Green Rovers v Bradford City
Carlisle United vs Southend United
Morecambe vs Cambridge United
A successful pilot project was set up at Cambridge United last week.
EFL President Rick Parry said: “It is encouraging that we are able to move forward with the next phase of the pilot program and give a small number of our clubs the opportunity to welcome back 1,000 fans this week.
“The health and well-being of supporters and their communities in general remain the priority, but as we demonstrated in Cambridge, social distancing can be safely applied. By extending to more EFL clubs we hope to further demonstrate that the measures developed can enable fans to return in greater numbers as early as next month.
“The need to welcome spectators back through the turnstiles has not diminished in any way, the financial challenges facing EFL clubs have been explained on numerous occasions, are substantial and a problem that requires immediate solutions.”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden added: “I know many fans are eager to get back to football and that work depends on it too, so fans will appreciate the news that the EFL will be handling limited riders, Covid-secure and socially. weekends. This will help us build the evidence base to see how we can safely return fans in greater numbers as soon as it is safe to do so. “
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