Football fans should return next month – but Sheffield Wednesday fans shouldn’t be too excited yet

Football fans are set to start returning to stadiums next month according to reports, although Sheffield Wednesday fans probably don’t have any cause for excitement yet.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 4:05 pm

It is now being widely reported that up to 4,000 people can attend outdoor sporting events once the national lockdown ends on December 2nd, but only in the ‘lowest-risk’ areas of the country.

While more information will only be made known later this evening when Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, discusses the matter in an announcement, it likely that Sheffield will remain in tier three – meaning that clubs in the city will still not be allowed any spectators.

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A report from the BBC today stated, “A maximum of 4,000 fans are set to be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the national lockdown in England ends on 2 December.

“Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement later on Monday about the return of crowds.

“He will make a statement to the House of Commons, and MPs will vote on it later in the week.”

The BBC went on to say that ‘up to 2,000 fans will be allowed in tier two areas but zero in tier three’, and Laura Scott said on her personal Twitter account that there is ‘still much to be worked out, inc which areas are in which tiers + indoor capacities. 4,000 fans is not economically viable for many large venues.’

Sheffield Wednesday fans are unlikely to be back at Hillsborough any time soon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

So with that in mind, it feels like it’ll still be some time before Wednesdayites are able to get back to Hillsborough though, with Sheffield still some way away from being classed as a ‘low-risk’.

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