A small number of spectators will return to sporting events in the UK, and the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton is scheduled to begin on April 18, with a pilot match at Wembley Stadium in London.
The British Brent Parliament confirmed to CNN that it has sent email invitations to locals in the Wembley Park area to express their interest in participating in the FA Cup semi-finals, as well as on Sunday, April 25. The Carabao Cup final between the two was located at Wembley Stadium.
Confirmed by email, viewers who keep their distance from society will be allowed to participate in each pilot event with local caregivers, teachers from local schools, and students over 1
Approximately 4,000 fans are expected to participate in these events as part of the reopening roadmap announced by the British government in February, which has been completed ahead of schedule.
In the largest outdoor venue that can disperse the crowd, it can hold up to 10,000 people (or a quarter of the number, whichever is lower).
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers welcomed the report when asked at a press conference on Thursday.
“This is good news,” he said. “In more than 90,000 stadiums, 4,000 (fans) look small, but I think this is a channel for supporters. Of course, if there is a chance, both teams will I hope to be my own supporter, but at least we are working hard to get supporters back, so this is good news.”
Since the cancellation of the grading system in December, the FA Cup semi-final installation will mark the first time for spectators to return to a British sports venue. This will be seen as a positive step for a European football game. The European Champions Cup will host the semi-final at Wembley in July. The final fixture of the stadium.
CNN has contacted the Football Association of England for comment.