The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said today that stadiums in Tiers 1 & 2 are due to be allowed to re-open from December 2 once the second coronavirus lockdown is eased.
In his statement detailing the long-awaited return of spectators to live sporting events, Boris Johnson said: 'In Tiers 1 and 2 spectator sports and business events will be free to resume inside and outside with capacity limits and social distancing.'
4,000 spectators - or 50 per cent of a stadium's capacity for outdoor events, depending on which is lower - are set to be allowed in Tier 1 areas as well as 2,000 spectators or 50 per cent capacity for indoor events also due to be allowed.
Areas in Tier 2 will also be allowed to host 2,000 spectators or 50 per cent of their stadium capacity outdoors, again depending on whichever figure is lower, and 1,000 fans or 50 per cent of capacity indoors.
Areas that will go straight into Tier 3 however will still have to adhere to a ban of attending sporting events for all fans