Sheffield United fans could still get the chance to see Blades in FA Cup final at Wembley

Discussions have been taking place to see if it would be possible to accomodate fans at Wembley for the FA Cup Final.

Sunday, 31st May 2020, 2:22 pm

According to reports in the national media on Sunday, football authorities have begun looking into the possibility of a vastly reduced capacity for the showpiece, which is scheduled to take place on August 1, meaning that should they get there, some Sheffield United fans would get the chance to see their side.

United are in the quarter-finals of the competition and are set to take on Arsenal for a place in the last four on June 27.

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A general view of Wembley Stadium during the Vanarama National League Play Off Final between AFC Fylde and Salford City at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2019 in London, England. Reports have suggested that 20,000 fans could be accomodated for the FA Cup final. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Reports have suggested that 20,000 – 10,000 for each side – could be accomodated in the stadium for the final, with Wembley’s 90,000 capacity allowing for social distancing.

However, the plans will be governed by whether the R rating – which determines the current infection rate of Covid-19 – falls to below 0.5.

“We already know there’s no chance of grounds opening up and being filled to capacity,” a football administrator told The Mirror.

“But discussions have taken place about a phased return of spectators when Government health advice allows.

“That will be in smaller, manageable numbers at first and Wembley would seem a good place to start as it’s the country’s biggest stadium.”

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