The British football authorities are confident that Wembley Stadium can be fully occupied in the European Cup final in July.
Coronavirus restrictions are expected to be relaxed in May, and England will conduct a series of exercises in sports and entertainment venues in the next few weeks to assess security measures that allow spectators to enter.
These include the following matches at Wembley: the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton on April 18 (4,000 fans), and Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City on April 25 Between the League Cup finals (8,000) and the FA Cup final (21,000) on May 15.
It is expected that this will eventually bring more people back, especially because of the postponement of the 2020 European Cup. Wembley will host 7 games in the European National Team Championship, including seminars and the final in July.
Mark Brinham, Executive Director of the English Football Federation, said: “We are very happy to be able to host three games at Wembley and are confident that we can provide a safe environment.”
He added: “This is an important first step to get the fans back, with a complete stadium as the ultimate goal, hopefully before the end of the European Cup.”
The European Cup final will be held on July 11.
Rehearsal for indoor sports games-The World Snooker Championship is scheduled to be held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from April 17th to May 3rd, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 people per day.