A Look at How Many Fans Per Premier League Club are Allowed to Attend Games in Stadiums After New Coronavirus Tiers

Mudeet Arora
Nov 27, 2020, 5:28 PM GMT+5:30
Fans will be allowed in some stadiums across the Premier League
Fans will be allowed in some stadiums across the Premier League | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The Premier League will welcome back fans in stadiums on December 2, however, 10 teams from 20 will still be playing in an empty stadium.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the latest coronavirus tier restrictions.

No area with a Premier League ground is in Tier 1, which implies that the maximum capacity of 4000 fans will not be allowed in any stadium.

10 Premier League clubs are in Tier 2 which means up to 2000 fans can return to some stadiums.

Here's the entire list....

Tier 2 (UP TO 2000 FANS)

Arsenal (Emirates Stadium)

Brighton (AMEX Stadium)

Chelsea (Stamford Bridge)

Crystal Palace (Selhurst Park)

Everton (Goodison Park)

Fulham (Craven Cottage)

Liverpool (Anfield)

Southampton (St Mary's)

Tottenham Hotspur (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)

West Ham United (London Stadium)

Tier 3 (NO FANS)

Aston Villa (Villa Park)

Burnley (Turf Moor)

Leeds United (Elland Road)

Leicester City (King Power Stadium)

Manchester City (Etihad Stadium)

Manchester United (Old Trafford)

Newcastle United (St James' Park)

Sheffield United (Bramall Lane)

West Bromwich Albion (The Hawthorns)

Wolves (Molineux)

Arsenal will be the first team to welcome fans back to their ground, when they take on Rapid Vienna in the Europa League at the Emirates on Thursday, December 3.

A Premier League statement said earlier this week: "Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and therefore we welcome the prime minister's announcement regarding the return of supporters for the first time since March, albeit at small numbers."

"Our ambition remains to work with government to increase attendance to more substantial levels. Until this can be done, many fans will be unable to attend games and our clubs will continue to operate matches at a financial loss."

"Our priority continues to be the agreement of a roadmap, with DCMS and the Sports Technology and Innovation Group, for pilot events that can help our clubs quickly scale up to larger capacities in line with the Sports Ground Safety Authority's Covid-secure guidelines and beyond."

"Premier League clubs have a proven track record of achieving high-biosecurity standards and we believe we can play a significant role in the Government's rapid turnaround testing initiative. We look forward to working with government on their next steps."