Premier League

PL Clubs and Chief Richard Masters Ready to Welcome Fans Back to Stadiums Before Current Season Ends

By Amreen
Premier League clubs are ready to welcome back fans this season
Premier League clubs are ready to welcome back fans this season / Stu Forster/Getty Images

Top-flight clubs have reportedly informed the Premier League that they are ready to welcome fans back to stadiums before the current season ends. A number of clubs, including Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea, had opened their doors to limited number of supporters earlier this season, but had to stop after the cases in the UK shot up.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has claimed that he has "not lost hope" of seeing fans return to stadiums this season. And some clubs have already indicated their willingness to participate in a pilot event if they get the go-ahead.

The Daily Mail claim that the FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals are reportedly being lined up as 'test events' for bringing fans back into the stadia in April and May respectively.

Speaking at Thursday's Financial Times' Business of Football summit, Masters said: "We are getting used to watching live football on television without fans in the stadiums and I don't want to get used to it for much longer.

"Hopefully we will see an end to that and a return of supporters as soon as possible. I am confident (fans will return next season). We haven't lost hope we might see a few back this season."